We have written previously about the long-running gender discrimination suits and scandal facing retail giant Walmart and how the outcome of such legal actions could affect Walmart employees here in South Florida. Though Walmart secured a decisive victory last summer when the Supreme Court ruled that the largest class-action employment lawsuit in history could not move forward as originally filed, the story continues.
Over the summer, several of our posts were focused on the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling in the gender discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Inc. If the case had been allowed to proceed, it would have been the largest class-action lawsuit in history, affecting over 1.5 million female plaintiffs throughout the country, including Florida.
The US Supreme Court's ruling earlier this summer in the Wal-Mart gender discrimination case was predicted by some to be a death knell for all similar class-action suits in the future. Experts predicted that the ruling would make it much more difficult to pursue class-action status in future employment lawsuits.
Last month, we wrote about the important and highly-controversial ruling by the US Supreme Court. By a narrow majority, the Court ruled that a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Inc. could not proceed. Because it would have been the largest class-action lawsuit in US history, many feared that the Court's decision would hinder the success of future employment lawsuits.
Earlier this week, we wrote that the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart cannot proceed. The lawsuit alleged systematic gender discrimination and was filed on behalf of over 1.5 million female employees.
Many of our posts lately have focused on employee-related lawsuits against Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer. As a giant corporation, Wal-Mart faces many lawsuits every year. One in particular, however, has been carefully watched and followed by legal experts nationwide.
In the past few months, we have written about several lawsuits against Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer which employs over 93,000 workers in Florida alone. Most of these recent lawsuits have involved allegations of either discrimination or harassment.
Last week, we posted that Wal-Mart Inc. recently settled an ethnic discrimination and harassment lawsuit regarding Sam's club workers of Mexican descent who were subjected to racial slurs and harassment from a co-worker. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and settled for $440,000.
Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer with over 250 stores in Florida alone. According to their website, they employ nearly 93,000 Florida residents in positions at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and related distribution centers.