500 Women File Sex Discrimination Claims Against Walmart
Attorneys for women suing Walmart on sex discrimination charges said more than 500 current and former female Walmart employees had filed claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Jan. 27, which was the deadline for women in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Georgia to do so, Bloomberg reported. Women in other states can file until May 25, attorneys Joseph Sellers and Brad Seligman said in a statement. Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a class-action sex discrimination suit against the retailer, saying the complaints were individual in nature and therefore the suit didn't fit class-action standards.