Walmart Facing Mega Sex Discrimination Suit

The Daily Beast spotlights a woman who joined in on the ongoing Betty Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. sex discrimination class action suit against Walmart, the largest civil rights class action suit in American history.

From the post:

Dee Gunter is nobody’s stereotype of a feminist—or a Wal-Mart hater. A fundamentalist Christian who swears she’s “no women’s libber,” she’s also a named plaintiff in Betty Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest civil rights lawsuit in history, which charges the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer with discriminating against its female employees in pay and promotions.

When Gunter came to work at a Wal-Mart in Riverside, California, in 1996, at the age of 46, with 20 years of retail experience, she was sure she’d advance in the company. A passionate animal lover, she also boasted 30 years of experience raising show dogs. Yet Gunter says she was rejected for the position of pet department head because she “didn’t have enough experience.” The job went (twice) to teenage boys.

This week a California judge ruled the suit should move forward.

A Wal-Mart Worker’s Horror Story [The Daily Beast]
(Thanks, Brian!)

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