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Running head: FINAL PAPER OUTLINE 1 Final Paper Outline: Gender Discrimination BUS 670: Legal Environment I. Introduction
FINAL PAPER OUTLINE 2 A. Thesis: This paper will analyze the case of a group of women who alleged gender discrimination by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a description of the legal and ethical issue, and an examination of the specific laws that apply to the class action lawsuit. II. Body Paragraph 1: Description of the Legal and Ethical Issue- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes A. Supporting evidence: In 2001, six female employees of Walmart filed a lawsuit against the corporate giant asserting that Walmart practiced systemic gender discrimination in the form of pay, bonuses, and training (Green, 2011). 1. Explanation: According to Green (2011), “the women alleged claims of disparate systemic treatment and disparate impact and sought prospective, class- wide injunctive relief as well as back pay and punitive damages” (p. 407). Walmart is accused of discriminating against women in promotion, pay, training, and job assignment and the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court (Holman, 2017). 2. So what? The incomparable payment that women endure in many of the workplaces, such as retail was exhibited in this case, which, as of November 2017 is still ongoing (Holman, 2017). III. Body Paragraph 2: Specific laws applicable to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes A. Supporting evidence: Discrimination on the basis of sex and the lower monetary compensation compared to that of men’s is a widespread issue that women experience in the workplace. According to Siniscalco, Damrell, & Nabity (2014) “When the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) became law, women earned approximately fifty-nine cents for every dollar a man earned” (p. 395).
FINAL PAPER OUTLINE 3 1 . Explanation: SEC. 206. [Section 6] of the Equal Pay Act prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace and states, “no employer shall discriminate, within any establishment in which such employees are employed, between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to employees in such establishment at a rate less than the rate at which he pays wages to employees of the opposite sex in such establishment for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions” (The Equal Pay Act of 1963, n.d.). The Equal Pay Act in 1963 was

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