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Civil Procedure Keyed to Spencer
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes
Citation:564 U.S. 338 (2011)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Plaintiffs are a class of 1.5 million current and former Wal-Mart employees who allege discrimination on the basis of sex. Plaintiffs claim that Defendants’ granting of discretion to local managers over wages, employment, and hours resulted in broad discrimination that disproportionately benefited male employees.
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