Walmart has greed to give women who planned to sue for sex bias an extra 90 days to file their cases. A plaintiff has 180 days from the date of discrimination to file a lawsuit and 300 days if a state or local agency enforces a law that prohibits discrimination for the same reason. The group lawsuit was first filed in 2001 and then put on hold. Now that class action has been disbanded the hold is no longer in place. Full story: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-22/wal-mart-agrees-to-give-women-extra-time-to-file-lawsuits.html
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his/her race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for more information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html. According to the Supreme Court, the anti-retaliation provision in Title VII is “worded broadly”.
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