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Wal-Mart plaintiffs seek to change the rules

USA - December 5 2013 After the Supreme Court rejected a nationwide class action by female Wal-Mart workers in the 2011 Dukes case, the plaintiffs filed smaller class…

On being a slave to one’s job

USA - November 20 2013 The 13th Amendment to the Constitution outlawed slavery in the United States, and a federal statute (18 U.S.C. § 1584) makes it a crime to hold…

Avoiding Dukes

USA - October 22 2013 Female employees at national employers claim systemic pay discrimination in a variety of settings. The most famous example is the Supreme Court's…

Wal-Mart defeats another mini-Dukes class action

USA - September 25 2013 A federal court in Florida has dismissed class action gender discrimination claims against Wal-Mart, ruling that the class action allegations are…

Cop moved off her beat and onto FMLA leave

USA - July 10 2013 A police officer in a small town asked for light duty after she hurt her foot off duty. The chief refused because there was no light duty available…