A study of Dukes v. Wal-Mart and its implications on sex discrimination : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]

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Blaize, Jessica S.
Bott, Jennifer P.
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During the past five years, the largest employer in the world has been repeatedly accused of sex discrimination against its female employees. Wal-Mart Stores operate discount stores, supercenters, membership-only stores, and neighborhood markets, selling goods and services at boasted "always low prices." Plaintiffs in the case, Dukes v. Wal-Mart, claim that discriminatory policies and practices are consistent throughout Wal-Mart stores across the nation. All women who work or have worked in Wal-Mart stores have been subjected to discriminatory pay and promotions policies, said plaintiffs, who seek class-wide injunctive and declaratory relief, lost pay, and punitive damages. All women in the United States should have the opportunity for equal employment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and equalpay under the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The analysis of this case and its implications for women in the workforce should be fully understood by employers and the female population.