WAL-MART SEX DISCRIMINATION SUIT HEATS UP

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Attorneys representing seven women embroiled in a sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores have released a study alleging steep disparities in women's compensation and rate of promotions vs. men doing similar jobs throughout the corporate hierarchy.The study, based on six years of Wal-Mart's employment data turned over to plaintiffs, charges that women were paid 4.5%

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Attorneys representing seven women embroiled in a sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores have released a study alleging steep disparities in women's compensation and rate of promotions vs. men doing similar jobs throughout the corporate hierarchy.

The study, based on six years of Wal-Mart's employment data turned over to plaintiffs, charges that women were paid 4.5% to 5.6% less than men with comparable experience in comparable positions. Among other f

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