Essay on Sex Discrimination at Walmart

1139 Words Nov 1st, 2012 5 Pages
Sex Discrimination at Wal-Mart

OMM640
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Dr.: David Britton
May 14, 2012

Betty Dukes along with five other women filled a law suit against Wal-Mart Inc. in 2001 for discrimination against women, denying them their raises and also their promotions. Betty Dukes and the other women hope that they can stand for hundreds of thousands of other women who might have been similarly affected by this type of behavior when they were there also. Years later the ladies got the go ahead to represent 1.6 other women in the case seeking back wages and maybe even punitive damages from Wal-Mart. This is by far the biggest class action suit against such a huge company
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They would first have to start off improving their employment policies and what they are looking for in individual. They have to be an equal opportunity employer and employ

People based on their skills and experience on a particular job. Women need to be promoted into management programs just as men do, not showing favoritism to men over women. They have to allow people to work anywhere in the store as long as they can do the job and not putting them in whatever department they think they should be in. Develop a program that teaches all employees about diversity in the work place and place emphasis on respecting women and treating them fairly. Starting an affirmative program would be to the benefit of the company, they have to learn that women are priced just as highly as men and the way they. For women with kids it is hard for them to work as they would because they have no child care and this is something that Wal-Mart must put in place. Proper compensation for the work being done and it should be equal pay for both parties involved. Training programs for employees that want to advancement and how to work with each other. In conclusion I would have to say it would have been a good luck for the women to win that discrimination law suit against Wal-Mart Inc. I am actually surprised at the outcome but I understand it. None the less Betty Duke allowed the world to see Wal-Mart for who they really are and

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