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Maria Patrick or Andrea Maruniak, 202-588-5180

National Women's Law Center

High Stakes in Wal-Mart Class Action Before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Today the U. S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes to determine whether women employed at Wal-Mart can join together in a class action to challenge pay and promotion practices at the company.  

The following is a statement by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger:

“As this morning’s hearing showed, the stakes in Wal-mart v. Dukes could not be higher.  The Supreme Court’s decision will determine whether as a practical matter employees across the country, especially women and others earning lower wages, will be able to join together as a class to challenge discrimination by their employers.  If the Supreme Court gives the green light to the women of Wal-Mart to proceed as a class, as it should, it will mean that these women, after waiting 10 years, will finally have their day in court.  They will finally have the chance to equalize pay and promotions at the country’s largest employer. And the Supreme Court will have sent an important message that no company is too big or too powerful to be held accountable.”


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