Well, I'm back, too. But I'm referring to a whopper of a sex bias class action lawsuit, filed by female Wal Mart employees against the corporate giant. The lawsuit got the stamp of approval from a panel of federal appeals court judges yesterday:
SAN FRANCISCO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's biggest private employer, lost a bid to have an appeals court reconsider its decision to allow 2 million current and former female workers to sue as a group with sex-bias claims.
A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court again rejected the company's request to throw out a 2004 lower-court ruling granting class-action status to the lawsuit, the biggest sexual-discrimination case in U.S. history. The women accuse Wal-Mart of paying them less than men and giving them fewer promotions. (Keep reading)