CASE: PHIPPS V. WAL-MART STORES, Inc. CLASS ACTION

Betty Dukes at Impact Fund's Annual Event in 2010

Betty Dukes at Impact Fund's Annual Event in 2010

Wal-Mart Employees Continue To Fight For Gender Equity

Female Wal-Mart employees continue to press their pay and promotion discrimination claims around the country. The Phipps v. Wal-Mart case is one of several regional class actions filed after the Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiffs in Dukes v. Wal-Mart could not proceed with a nationwide lawsuit. The plaintiffs in Phipps filed their case in Tennessee, seeking to enforce federal anti-discrimination laws on behalf of female Wal-Mart workers in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. 

The women scored a major victory in July 2015. Wal-Mart originally argued that the district court in Tennessee should dismiss the case because it was too late to resolve the claims at issue. However, in a significant ruling for the workers, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed, holding that the case was not time-barred and allowing the women to move forward with their class action.

For More Information, Please visit: Wal-Mart Class Action Website.