Journal 7 - Journal 7 In recent news, Wal-Mart is being...

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Journal 7 In recent news, Wal-Mart is being sued in a class-action lawsuit involving over a half million women. If brought to trial, this case will be the largest discrimination case in history in terms of people affected. The suit claims that female employees at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club are paid less and promoted less frequently than men. This lawsuit has grown from a half-dozen women, to a million plus because it is easier to gain leverage in larger class-action lawsuits. By effectively joining forces, these women are working together to bring justice to the work place. Wal-Mart, backed by other big businesses, is fighting the class action portion of the case, claiming that such a precedent would render large businesses unable to defend themselves against the joining of unrelated lawsuits. Large corporations like Wal-Mart are sued regularly, and they believe that it is unfair for general claims to be compiled into one lawsuit. “The current confusion in class action law is harmful for everyone
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course PSYCH 324 taught by Professor Hamann during the Fall '07 term at Washington State University .

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Journal 7 - Journal 7 In recent news, Wal-Mart is being...

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