Supreme Court to Wal-Mart's Rescue? High Court Takes Class Action Sex Discrimination Case.

 Today, the Supreme Court agreed to take a case in which it will decide whether the largest employment discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history should be allowed to go to trial.  The sex discrimination case, which comes up from the Ninth Circuit, is based on a claim that Wal-Mart pays women less than men and promotes men more frequently than women.

The case involves billions of dollars in back pay for .5 to 1.5 million women who work or used to be employed by Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is the world's largest private employer. The primary issue in the case is whether the class of plaintiffs is just simply too large to be effectively managed by the Court.  The case will be closely watched because it will likely affect other class-action lawsuits.

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