That’s right. It’s the same people who brought you the meat recall earlier this week. The battle has been going on for ten years (despite the best attempts by the Bush Administration to make the whole thing disappear – after all, Walmart WAS a huge campaign contributor). The discount retailer contends that “the class is larger than the active-duty personnel in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard combined—making it the largest employment class action in history by several orders of magnitude.”
I think that if a corporation faces a gender discrimination class action of that size, then maybe it needs to be heard by the most powerful court in the nation. After all, the misconduct couldn’t be just a figment of all of the class’s imagination.