The Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes is a win for all employers, but particularly retail employers. In essence, the Court affirmed that members of a putative class must have enough in common with each other that it makes sense to treat them as "one" for purposes of the litigation. The Court also said that individualized claims for relief, including monetary damages and injunctions, must proceed under rules that allow putative class members to "opt out" and that provide procedural safeguards for defendants. The plaintiffs had sued for sex discrimination, but Wal-Mart prevailed by showing that its corporate policy prohibited discrimination and that employment decisions were delegated to individual store managers. Under these circumstances, the Court said, it would not have made sense to treat the case as a nationwide class action.