Wal-Mart Named In Sex-Discrimination LawsuitFeb 18, 2003 | www.nacsonline.com
Wal-Mart could be facing the largest employment-discrimination class-action lawsuit in U.S. history.
The lawyers representing the plaintiffs in a sexual-discrimination suit against the retailer have petitioned a federal court to allow some 700,000 women who worked for the company from 1996 to 2001 to be included in the suit, reports morningnewsbeat.com.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Francisco in 2001 and claims that at that time, women constituted 65 percent of Wal-Mart's hourly employees and just 33 percent of its managers. In addition, the suit alleges large pay disparities on the basis of gender.