Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wal-Mart: Too Big to Discriminate?

the Root
The Supreme Court's decision struck a blow against class actions by rejecting the concept of modern workplace bias.
By: Sherrilyn A. Ifill Posted: June 22, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes (pdf) -- the largest employment-discrimination suit ever filed in the United States -- reflects precisely the kind of overreach that makes so many of the decisions by the court's five-member conservative majority sweeping and regressive.
It's not as though experts expected that a majority of the justices would allow the case to proceed as a class action of 1.5 million women, challenging what they contend are the retail giant's discriminatory employment practices.

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