April 1, 2011
In the largest class action lawsuit in U.S. history, the Supreme Court conducted a hearing on behalf of millions of Wal-Mart female employees on Wednesday, March 30.
The class action suit is reported to represent up to 1.5 million current and former women, who claimed discriminatory treatment while being employed at Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has over 3,400 department stores in America and is the largest private employer. However, while women comprise over 80 percent of the workers, they hold only one-third of the managerial positions, reports the Guardian.