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Wal-Mart And Sex Discrimination By The Numbers Dan Ackman, 06.23.04, 9:40 AM ET Forbes.com A federal judge in San Francisco yesterday granted class-action status to a sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores , the nation's largest employer. The case, which now covers as many as 1.6 million current and former female Wal-Mart employees, can be decided en masse because it is based on a statistical analysis that shows Wal-Mart paid female workers less and gave them fewer promotions than men. U.S. District Judge Martin Jenkins found that attorneys for the six named class representatives, in a case that started three years ago, "present largely uncontested, descriptive statistics which show that women working in Wal-Mart stores are paid less than men in every region, that pay disparities exist in most job categories, that the salary gap widens over time even for men and women hired into the same jobs at the same time, that women take longer to enter into management positions, and that the higher one looks in the organization, the lower the percentage of women." Women make up more than 70% of Wal-Mart's (nyse:
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