San Diego jury’s $185 million punitive damages verdict not the last word
Friday, November 21, 2014 � by jg
The jury did exactly what it set out to do — draw attention to AutoZone’s blatant employment discrimination — but both the plaintiff and the company know nothing close to $185 million will ever change hands.
What’s at stake for women and minorities in the Wal-Mart class action
Friday, March 25, 2011 � by jg
New America Media: With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether a sex-discrimination suit against Wal-Mart can proceed as a class action, Nina Martin spoke with the former executive director of Equal Rights Advocates about why the outcome is important to women and minorities.
Dan Rather previews the Supreme Court arguments on the Wal-Mart gender discrimination case
Friday, March 11, 2011 � by jg
Huffington Post: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the case can proceed as a class action on March 29, and Dan Rather has produced a report about the case for HDNet.
With friends like Altria and Bank of America…
Monday, September 27, 2010 � by jg
Bloomberg: Altria (parent company of tobacco products maker Philip Morris USA) and Bank of America are among 19 companies that have filed amicus curiae briefs in support of Wal-Mart Stores appeal of an employment discrimination case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
N.Y. Times: Wal-Mart employment practices “deserve a full hearing”
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 � by jg
New York Times: In an editorial, the Times urges the U.S. Supreme Court not to block a class action lawsuit accusing Wal-Mart of discriminating against female workers in pay and promotions.
Arbitration clause doesn’t let Hooters off the hook
Thursday, August 26, 2010 � by jg
Detroit Free Press: A Michigan judge has ruled a mandatory arbitration clause in Hooters employment contracts does not prevent the company from being sued for discriminating against waitresses based on weight.
Are background checks in the hiring process discriminatory?
Thursday, August 12, 2010 � by jg
Associated Press: refusal to hire job applicants based on criminal or credit records can be illegal if it has a disproportionate impact on blacks and Latinos.