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Supreme Court rules in Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Case

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Jun 27, 2011

United States Supreme Court Validates Employers Group Legal Committee Opinion and Hands Wal-Mart a Big Victory

Supporting the opinion of the Amicus Brief filed by Employers Group’s Legal Committee, the high court halts Sex Discrimination suit

Employers Group’s Position Regarding the Dukes v. Wal-Mart Case
The Employers Group Legal Committee filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal arguing that each employee’s claim of gender discrimination was individualized and, therefore, class certification was not appropriate. The Committee also argued that, given the size of the potential class, the case was not practically suitable for class action status. The multiple discrimination claims against Wal-Mart can not be collective, rather to be handled on a case-by-case basis. The recent United States Supreme Court decision mirrors the opinion held by Employers Group.

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Topics: advocacy, Employers Group, Legal Committee