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Court rules against Wal-Mart

SAN FRANCISCO — A divided federal appeals court in San Francisco says Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must face a massive class-action lawsuit that claims the world’s largest private employer discriminates against women workers.

The 6-5 ruling by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on yesterday exposes the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer to billions in damages if it loses the case at trial. The lawsuit was filed in 2001 and includes more than 1 million current and former workers.

The lawsuit alleges that Wal-Mart pays women less then men for the same jobs and that female employees receive fewer promotions and have to wait longer for those promotions than male counterparts.

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  1. Wal-Mart has discrimanted againts women since it started. If the Big Boss doesn’t like you your hours are cut until you leave. Men can get away with things simply because most of the managers are afraid to cross them. Also, if the manager can keep the payroll down he gets a nice bonus at the end of the year.

  2. Wal Mart also charges outside carriers a unloading fee when delivering there products to there warehouses.They wont let you on there docks to unload your trucks but they insist on charging you a unloading fee.This has happened to me personally several times.I dont think this should be allowed .It should be they allow you to unload your own trailer rather than getting charged.If for some reason something gets damaged while unloading they still charge it back to you.These actions are not right either.If you bring outside carriers in with your product but wont allow that driver to unload it from his own truck you should not be forced to pay for that unloading.

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