Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Supreme Court Rules for Wal-Mart
No Class Action for Sex Discrimination

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that women who wanted to sue Wal-Mart for pervasive sex-discrimination could not do so in a class action lawsuit. The Court ruled that where a company has a stated policy against discrimination, individual acts of discrimiantion alleged by individual employees lack sufficient commonality to justify a class action suit. This just underscores the need for companies to have policies against gender discrimination and sexual harassment. I expect we will be seeing more training videos like the one below.

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