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Monday, June 20, 2011
Supreme Court Sides With Sexism. Again.
After 10 long years, a final decision has been handed down in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, the largest class-action lawsuit in our nation's history. It's not good.
Today, a Supreme Court majority ruled against women by siding with the country's largest employment discriminator, saying Wal-Mart, essentially, is too big to sue. The brave women, led by Betty Dukes, who stood up to Wal-Mart at great personal sacrifice, were told simply they're on their own.
We can and will undo the damage of this decision. Its cold illogic -- that the bigger a corporation is, the less it need fear being held accountable in a court of law -- must be overturned in the halls of Congress. We are redoubling our efforts to pass a meaningful Paycheck Fairness Act, which would provide more effective remedies for victims of sex-based wage discrimination.