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Bloomberg reports that Walmart has been sued in federal court in Tennessee "for allegedly discriminating against female workers in five southern states.

"Three women sued in Nashville today, seeking to proceed on behalf of Wal-Mart’s female employees in the company’s Region 43, which comprises Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Mississippi. Wal-Mart paid women less than men in comparable jobs and blocked promotions for female workers, the women claim ... The Tennessee plaintiffs seek to represent current and former female workers from December 1998 to the present. They are seeking changes to Wal-Mart practices as well as back pay and punitive damages."

This is the third regional gender discrimination lawsuit to be filed against Walmart since the US Supreme Court ruled that a nationwide class action suit against Walmart could not go forward, saying that the various cases did not have enough in common to justify a class action.
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