Standing against bias
More than 100 women are seeking a class-action suit against Wal-Mart, charging discrimination in the form of unequal pay and barriers to promotion. The case makes it clear that gender stereotypes and bias are still an issue in the workplace. Although women are making significant advances in the workplace, sex discrimination remains the second most common type of complaint to the EEOC. One reason sex discrimination remain a problem is that class-action lawsuits often end in monetary settlements, with little attention is paid to changing underlying problems.
See Stacy A. Teicher, The Christian Science Monitor, October 26, 2003