Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Class Action Renewed

Wal-Mart is again facing an 11-year-old sex discrimination class action brought by workers in San Francisco after the Supreme Court earlier prohibited a lawsuit representing female Wal-Mart employees nationwide.

In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling, the women proposed a smaller class size. The reduced class “could be certified,” federal Judge Charles Breyer wrote, if it made a “showing consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision” that a nationwide class action isn’t appropriate. Judge Breyer rejected Wal-Mart’s motion to dismiss the case.

The sex discrimination case was originally filed in 2001 by women working at several Wal-Mart stores claiming they were denied pay and promotions.