As if I needed another reason to boycott Wal-Mart
A San Francisco judge certified a class action suit against Wal-Mart for its treatment of female employees.
The lawsuit, brought in 2001 by six women, accuses Wal-Mart of systematically paying women less than men and offering women fewer opportunities for promotion. The lawsuit stated that while 65 percent of Wal-Mart’s hourly employees are women, only 33 percent of Wal-Mart’s managers are. …
As the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart has become the target of dozens of lawsuits regarding off-the-clock work and other employment practices. Indeed, because of its huge size, the company has become a lightning rod for criticism.