Many of these plaintiffs are suing alone. Others do so in small groups. In total, there are 19 separate cases. Preparations are also under way for additional gender discrimination claims. Our Los Angeles gender discrimination claims attorneys know that while some of these cases will proceed together in the early stages, each plaintiff will have to meet the individual proof burden.
When the U.S. Supreme Court shut down the previous case, justices ruled essentially that the group was too large, and thus there were too many differences between individual class members. This was a matter of technicality, not merit.
The high court has also held that the statute of limitations might time-bar some of these older cases, but only the class action litigation, not the individual claims, some of which were filed more than 15 years ago. These cases pursued now are have all been cleared by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to proceed on their own.
But even as plaintiff attorneys concede some of these cases are older and Walmart has made strides when it comes to improving its ratios, those figures still aren’t where they should be. And further, the changes that came later and in response to litigation doesn’t make the older claims any less valid.
Contact the employment attorneys at Nassiri Law Group, practicing in Orange County, Riverside and Los Angeles. Call 949.375.4734.
Walmart Faces New Round of Gender Discrimination Suits Based on 2001 Dukes Complaint, May 13, 2019, Law.com
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