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2000 Walmart Discrimination Cases Filed Across the US

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San Francisco, CAApproximately 2000 current and former Walmart employees who were told their potential sexual discrimination class action against the big box retailer could not proceed, may well have their day in court thanks to pay-and-promotion complaints.

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.

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I am one of those associates here in Iowa

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I feel I've been discriminated by WalMart because of Gender, (Male), and disability (Epilepsy) and am being retaliated against by WalMart now as they've falsified my time records stating I was absent 15 absences but did not miss 15 days.
The problems began when a female supervisor/employee posted slanderous things against me on facebook and I wound up getting many threats from other family members. WalMart refused to look into this for about three months and the transfer I asked for was approved now being held up for a fourth time. Now their excuse is missing too many days when in fact I have worked until I've had to be carried off on a stretcher 7 times due to seizures, which I feel is an ADA issue. Now they've retaliated by practically wrote me up for my medical issues.

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