Women in Wal-Mart sex-bias case amend lawsuit

Plaintiffs focus on California regions in reformulated lawsuit

Although the Supreme Court tossed out their national class action lawsuit four months ago, the women pursuing discrimination claims against Wal-Mart filed a reformulated lawsuit Thursday.

The original lawsuit asserted that the retail company practices gender bias by denying pay raises and promotions to women. The lawsuit originated in 1999 when Stephanie Odle was fired after complaining she had discovered that a male employee was making $23,000 more a year than she was, despite have less experience and working the same job.

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