The employees are being represented by attorneys from across the country, who have filed these complaints with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The allegations in the complaints are fairly compelling, and reveal patterns of underlying bias, according to one lawyer quoted in Equities.com,
Reportedly, some of the women were told directly, "Men have families to support," as a justification for higher pay for men. Others "ended up training the [male supervisor] who was selected [for promotion] and had less experience than they did."
It is believed that it will be harder for Walmart to reject the complaints when there are several thousand people individually claiming discrimination. In the class action that was stopped by the Supreme Court, Walmart disputed the complaints. However, the company has gone on record in an e-mail to United Press International, saying the women filing the latest complaints deserved to have their allegations heard, individually.
And it looks like that's exactly what's going to happen. So far, 1,975 EEOC complaints have been filed in 48 states, and involve every Walmart retail region in the United States, demonstrating a widespread and systemic culture of pay and pay discrimination at Walmart.