Facing unfair circumstances is a situation that many employees find themselves in on a daily basis. They could be the subject of discrimination due to their race, gender or other variables, and as a result, not have the ability to live up to their full potential as employees or not be compensated properly for their work. In some cases, legal action may be the desired course to settle the issue, and that route may not always be easy.
Female workers -- including at least one from Florida -- who believe they faced discrimination from Walmart are currently working on their legal case. They were recently informed that they could appeal a previous decision to have their case dismissed. Their desire to pursue litigation stemmed from their claims that women are unable to achieve that success that men are within the company and that females were paid less than male employees.
Walmart representatives believe that the case should continue to hold the previous ruling of dismissal. They also believe that the company is a respectable environment for women to work and move up in position. The company also believes that the claims are not new and have been dismissed before and, therefore, possibly believe the situation will continue to move in their favor.
The plaintiffs from Florida and other states undoubtedly hope the situation becomes more favorable for them in order to see a more equal workplace. Discrimination is an unfortunate reality and can significantly hinder the productivity of a work environment as well as damage the work ethic of employees bearing the brunt of discriminatory actions. Information on laws dealing with discrimination in the workplace could possibly help the plaintiffs develop a meaningful case that could potentially benefit not only themselves but other workers as well.
Source: Sun Sentinel, Update rises on Walmart discrimination lawsuit, Miriam Valverde, Dec. 4, 2013