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    Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Supreme Court Wal-Mart: Supreme Court tosses discrimination suit against Wal-Mart - latimes.com

    In a 5-4 vote, justices rule that the lawsuit, which claimed that Wal-Mart discriminated against 1.5 million female workers, did not qualify as a class action.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Supreme Court Wal-Mart: Supreme Court tosses discrimination suit against Wal-Mart - latimes.com

    In a 5-4 vote, justices rule that the lawsuit, which claimed that Wal-Mart discriminated against 1.5 million female workers, did not qualify as a class action.
    Wow...Im surprised I thought for sure they would hear this case...I dont know the facts about it...I dont have enough info to even have an opinion, except Im surprised they didnt take this case

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Supreme Court Wal-Mart: Supreme Court tosses discrimination suit against Wal-Mart - latimes.com

    In a 5-4 vote, justices rule that the lawsuit, which claimed that Wal-Mart discriminated against 1.5 million female workers, did not qualify as a class action.
    I'm disappointed, because this (quote below) points to the very real possibility of systematic discrimination.

    In a partial dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said there was enough evidence of systematic sex discrimination to allow the suit to proceed, though not for damages. "Women fill 70% of the hourly jobs in the retailer's stores, but make up only 33% of the management employees," she wrote. "The higher one looks in the organization, the lower the percentage of women."
    I'm also not surprised Scalia wrote the deciding opinion.

    Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't. Nobody ever thought that that's what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that.
    Scalia: Women Don't Have Constitutional Protection Against Discrimination

    His opinion in this case, ignores the statistics I quoted in Ginsberg's dissent. The numbers are very compelling.

    It was disappointing that even if the suit had gone forward, the court agreed unanimously that they couldn't seek monetary damages, but it still would have been worth it to end inequities in Walmart's employment policies.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    I agree, Gina. I don't shop there now, and now I will shop there never.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I agree, Gina. I don't shop there now, and now I will shop there never.
    I don't either either BD and I haven't for more than a decade. Walmart's employment and benefit policies have been suspect for a very long time. I choose not to support the company with my dollars for that reason and the effect of the stores on small, local economies.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    This is BS...
    This should of been heard.
    One of the my many reasons i dont shop at walmart.


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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Supreme Court Wal-Mart: Supreme Court tosses discrimination suit against Wal-Mart - latimes.com

    In a 5-4 vote, justices rule that the lawsuit, which claimed that Wal-Mart discriminated against 1.5 million female workers, did not qualify as a class action.
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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    This is BS...
    This should of been heard.
    One of the my many reasons i dont shop at walmart.
    They'll never go out of business though. Oh well. We do what we can.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Supreme Court Wal-Mart: Supreme Court tosses discrimination suit against Wal-Mart - latimes.com

    In a 5-4 vote, justices rule that the lawsuit, which claimed that Wal-Mart discriminated against 1.5 million female workers, did not qualify as a class action.
    That's one big huge YAY! from Maggie. Hope the attorneys all worked on contingency. They thought they had a biiig payday. That ruling was huge in that precedent would've been set for future class actions of this kind. For a change, the good guys won.

    Note that individual suits can be filed. And isn't that the way it should be? Each on its own merits.
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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That's one big huge YAY! from Maggie. Hope the attorneys all worked on contingency. They thought they had a biiig payday. That ruling was huge in that precedent would've been set for future class actions of this kind. For a change, the good guys won.

    Note that individual suits can be filed. And isn't that the way it should be? Each on its own merits.
    But how can you take money from evil rich people and properly redistribute the wealth without big class action lawsuits??

    Think of the lawyers Maggie, they won't be able to buy those 4th homes and second yachts! You are sooo cruel.
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