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WOMEN VERSE WAL-MART

Women Verse Wal-Mart, the Largest Class Action Lawsuit in History
Jeremy Banks
LEG100 October 31, 2012

Professor, Harden

WOMEN VERSE WAL-MART

Abstract
Women nationwide have joined a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart. The women are suing based on gender bias. They claim men are promoted faster and receive higher pay. This is especially noticed in the management ranks. The lawsuit could have been avoided with better training within the company. If the company trained managers in different or better ways of evaluation, the situation would have been avoided. The other training managers need is that is documentation. Everything that happens to an employee from the date of hire to the end of employment should be documented and kept on file. The awareness of managers of federal and state statutes will allow them to forego any further such lawsuits. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) affords managers and companies ways to avoid going to trial. This allows settlements to be negotiated, mediated, or arbitrated instead of having a court appearance.

WOMEN VERSE WAL-MART

Women Verse Wal-Mart, the Largest Class Action Lawsuit in History As of October 1, 2012 over one million women across all fifty states are suing Wal-Mart for gender bias. Despite race, religion, or education women are tired of being treated as inferior employees. Women feel Wal-Mart has promoted men more often and pays those men at higher rates because they are men.

In 2000 Betty Dukes, a fifty-four year old woman from California claimed gender bias. Betty said that despite six years of work and positive performance reviews she was denied the training necessary to advance to a higher position. Wal-Mart stated, Dukes had problem with a female supervisor and was disciplined for admittedly returning late from lunch…...

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