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Nashville, Tenn. -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is facing its third regional gender bias lawsuit since the Supreme Court rejected a nationwide class action filed by female workers in California and Texas.
Three female employees sued Wal-Mart in federal court in Tennessee on Tuesday, claiming discrimination against female workers in the company’s Region 43 which consists of 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 alleged.
Wal-Mart Randy Hargrove dismissed the validity of the action, saying it is no more suitable for nationwide class action than the one the Supreme Court already rejected.