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Walmart Sex Discrimination Issue

Please research Walmart's sex discrimination problem.

The first section of the paper is a description of the problem and how the problem developed in this company. Was it over a long period of time, or did the problem emerge through one specific incident?

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You can start your paper by writing a timeline of sex discrimination cases files against the retailer giant. It is clear in the sources below that sex discrimination at Wal-Mart was not an isolated case but was a regular occurrence for almost a decade.
You can use these materials in the first section of your paper.

1. Wal-Mart Faces Lawsuit over Sex Discrimination

An ambitious discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest employer, accuses it of favoring men over women in promotions and pay.

The plaintiffs' lawyers want the lawsuit to include all 700,000 women who worked at Wal-Mart from 1996 to 2001, which would make it by far the largest employment discrimination class action in American history. The lawyers plan to file their motion for class certification in April.
The lawsuit, filed in 2001 in federal court in San Francisco, focuses largely on one statistic compiled by plaintiffs' experts: in 2001, the suit claims, women made up 65 percent of Wal-Mart's hourly employees but only 33 percent of its managers.

Reference:

Greenhouse, Steven (February 16, 2003). Wal-Mart Faces Lawsuit over Sex Discrimination. Retrieved on 3/11/2014 from http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/16/us/wal-mart-faces-lawsuit-over-sex-discrimination.html

2. Walmart Sex Discrimination Claims Filed By 2,000 Women

Almost 2,000 women in 48 states claim that Walmart discriminated against them for pay and promotions.
Charges were filed in every state except Montana and Vermont (the latter has only four Walmart stores, the fewest of any state). Women in Florida, Alabama and Georgia filed the most claims. Lawyers said they hope the filings will lead to new regional class-action lawsuits. Plaintiffs in last year's failed class-action have already launched new class-action suits in California and Texas courts.

Reference:

Hines, Alice (06/06/2012). Walmart Sex ...

Solution Summary

This is an online listing of sex discrimination cases filed against Wal-Mart.

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