Wal-Mart Discrimination

Wal-Mart case going class action

A San Francisco federal judge has granted class-action status to a sex-discrimination case against Wal-Mart. The suit could represent as many as one-point-six million current and former female workers, in what has become the largest private civil rights case in U-S history.

The suit alleges Wal-Mart set up a system that frequently pays female workers less than their male counterparts for comparable jobs and bypasses women for key promotions. Wal-Mart had hoped to limit the scope of the lawsuit filed in San Francisco three years ago.

Anticipating today's announcement, Wal-Mart said it planned to appeal.