US Supreme Court rejects class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart

US Supreme Court logoThe US Supreme Court in Wal-Mart v. Dukes ruled that a group of women seeking to recover damages from Wal-Mart failed to meet the requirements for class certification. The case, a Title VII gender discrimination class action lawsuit estimated to include more than 1.5 million women, was filed in 2001 by female Wal-Mart employees who contend that Wal-Mart’s nationwide policies result in lower pay for women than men in comparable positions and longer waits for management promotions than men.

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