"I'm not going after them because they are big,
I'm going after them because they are wrong"
~ Plaintiff Christine Kwapnoski
Yes indeed! 10 years in the making Wal Mart corporation has to defend itself to the Supreme Court in the world's largest sex discrimination case. Wal Mart is accused of paying women in the US less than men for the same work, and of passing them over for promotions.
What the Supreme Court will decide is if it will be allowed to go forward as a Class-action lawsuit.
WalMart would love to win this case, setting the precedent that corporations are too big to be accountable.
This will be a landmark case:
Columbia University law professor John Coffee said that the high court could bring a virtual end to employment discrimination class actions filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, depending on how it decides the Wal-Mart case.
I can't tell you how glad I am we have three women seated on the high court--Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kegan as well as Clinton appointee Breyer ,
because Alito, Thomas, Roberts, & Kennedy tend to think corporations are people, and you get the impression this is how they view the Constitution:
Speaking of corporations, look at what other corporations are chiming in, to cover their asses, in support of allowing corporations to discriminate:
Working Class heroes! In solidarity, I have great respect for the Women who had the courage to stand up to this huge corporation. Christine- let's hope no employer ever feels comfortable with the Men making more than women and getting promoted faster. Thanks to you, let's hope any employer will think twice before saying to a woman "doll up" or "blow the cobwebs off" her make-up.
You have rocked the corporate world & stand for so
many women who continue to be discriminated against.