Women's Rights

Supreme Court Ruling Enabling Employment Discrimination

07.24.12

The Supreme Court decided in Wal-Mart v. Dukes that women who had faced discriminatory practices at Wal-Mart could not proceed with a class action lawsuit. The ACLU and other civil rights organizations had urged the Supreme Court to allow the suit to proceed. As it stands, the decision will make it significantly more difficult for victims of discrimination to seek redress.