But the plaintiffs say women continue to be held back. Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Originally filed inthe case received class certification in to represent 1. On 27 Octoberthe plaintiffs re-filed their complaint with the federal court in San Francisco, claiming gender bias on behalf of workers in California.
Women say Walmart systematically kept them out of management positions While today, most headlines that talk about a retail giant taking over the world are usually about Amazon, Walmart is actually the largest retailer in the world.
For more newsletters, check out our newsletters page. Dan Clark August 25, Walmart has made other changes in the intervening years. Retail workers are also often attracted to Walmart because the company encourages associates to be hands-on with customers.
Instead, Youman was passed over in favor of a lower-ranking male co-worker with less retail experience. Youman, now 55, had climbed the Walmart ladder. She noted that when Wal-Mart posted notices companywide in January inviting workers to apply to become management trainees, only 43 percent of those who expressed interest were women.
Managers likewise had broad discretion about pay, which meant women kept finding out that men in the same jobs were making more. A history of gender discrimination at Walmart This is not the first time Walmart has been accused of gender discrimination.
She worked her way up to department manager, but watched as several male colleagues with inferior rankings got promoted above her. All Rights Reserved. The lawsuit claims that among 20 other large retailers, 57 percent of the managers were women.
Walmart once again declared that these claims were not suited to qualify as class action.