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Wisconsin women file regional gender discrimination case against Wal-Mart in wake of Dukes

Courts have already dismissed two such regional cases

The Supreme Court’s refusal to certify a national gender discrimination class action in its 2011 decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart has not deterred the women of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from seeking justice for perceived mistreatment.

On Feb. 20, five Wisconsin women filed a complaint on behalf of workers in Wal-Mart’s region 14, which includes parts of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan as well as Wisconsin. The lawsuit accuses the world’s largest retailer of denying female employees the equal opportunities and pay to which they are entitled.

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