Female Wal-Mart Workers in Wisconsin
Lack Individual Sex Bias Claims, Court Rules

Aug. 25, 2014, 4:00 AM

Four female former or current employees of Wal-Mart stores in Wisconsin lack triable claims the retailer discriminated against them based on sex in pay and promotions in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Aug. 22 (Ladik v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2014 BL 233471, W.D. Wis., 3:13-cv-00123-bbc, 8/22/14).

Granting summary judgment to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Judge Barbara B. Crabb said the plaintiffs’ evidence of statistical disparities between male and female employees’ pay and promotion rates at some Wisconsin stores was insufficient to raise...

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