On February 1, 2019, two lawsuits were filed against Walmart naming nearly 100 women as plaintiffs. These follow a lawsuit filed in November of last year. The women who are suing include current and past employees, some who left the company as far back as the early 2000s. They accuse Walmart of gender discrimination including placing and keeping female employees in lower-paying positions and blatant sexism on the parts of managers.
Walmart Has A History of Gender Discrimination Claims
Walmart is accused of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits employers form discriminating against employees and potential employees on the basis of sex as well as race, color, national origin and religion. Employment discrimination includes unfavorable treatment in placement, wages, promotion opportunities and much more.
Betty Dukes filed her gender discrimination lawsuit in 2001. In 2011, Walmart barely managed to slip out of that class action which involved 1.5 million plaintiffs. In a controversial decision, the Supreme Court said that it did not meet the requirements for a class action because the court did not believe that the plaintiffs had enough in common to qualify as a class.
Dukes passed away in 2017, but many of the women in that suit are still fighting, and now there are more who are determined to hold Walmart accountable. If you have been a victim of gender discrimination as a current or former Walmart employee, you can join the fight. You may be able to recover substantial compensation while helping women throughout the country get the justice and equal pay that they deserve.
To learn more about your rights and how you can hold Walmart accountable for gender discrimination, call the Cole Law Office at (800) 909-LAWS (5297) or email us today.