A case was filed in 2001 by female Wal-Mart employees to protest against Wal-Mart’s nationwide policies resulting in lower pay for women than men in comparable positions and longer waits for management promotions than men. However the US Supreme Court ruled in that the group who filed the original claim did not meet the requirements for class certification. A US District Court judge for the Northern District of California ordered that the group of women seeking to recover damages from Wal-Mart must file their lawsuits by October 28.
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Federal court sets deadline in Wal-Mart gender discrimination suit