UPDATED Walmart Statements Regarding Supreme Court Ruling in Dukes Case

UPDATED Walmart Statements Regarding Supreme Court Ruling in Dukes Case

“Clearly today’s ruling in the Dukes case has important legal implications but just as important, it pulls the rug out from under the accusations made against Walmart over the last 10 years. Every female associate and every customer can feel even better about the company as a result of today’s decision.

"Walmart has a long history of providing advancement opportunities for our female associates and over the years we have made tremendous strides in developing women throughout the organization. In fact, we have created specific training and mentoring programs to help prepare women for opportunities at all levels in our company. As a result of our efforts, Walmart is often recognized as a great place for women to work.”

--Gisel Ruiz, Executive Vice President, People, Walmart U.S.

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Walmart Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling in Dukes Case

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2011

“We are pleased with today’s ruling and believe the Court made the right decision. Walmart has had strong policies against discrimination for many years. The Court today unanimously rejected class certification and, as the majority made clear, the plaintiffs’ claims were worlds away from showing a companywide discriminatory pay and promotion policy.

"By reversing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, the majority effectively ends this class action lawsuit.

"Walmart has a long history of providing advancement opportunities for our female associates and will continue its efforts to build a robust pipeline of future female leaders.”

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Walmart Statement Regarding Supreme Court Oral Argument in Dukes Case

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29, 2011

“We were pleased to be able to show the Court that Walmart had a strong non-discrimination policy in place well before the lawsuit was filed, and to illustrate the other flaws in the plaintiffs' theories.

"Walmart is working hard every day to ensure more women are represented in our management ranks. We continue to have strong anti-discrimination policies in place, a strong record of advancement of women and we are always looking to be better.”

--Gisel Ruiz, Executive Vice President, People, Walmart U.S.

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Walmart Statement Regarding Supreme Court Review of Dukes Case

December 6, 2010

“We are pleased that the Supreme Court has granted review in this important case. The current confusion in class action law is harmful for everyone – employers, employees, businesses of all types and sizes, and the civil justice system. These are exceedingly important issues that reach far beyond this particular case. We look forward to the Court’s consideration of the appeal.”

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Supreme Court Petition

August 25, 2010

Today, we asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling in the Dukes case earlier this year by the Ninth Circuit Court.

In our petition, we point out that this case involves important issues about class action procedure and Title VII, and that the Ninth Circuit’s opinion contradicts numerous decisions of other appellate courts and even the Supreme Court itself.

It is important to remember that the Ninth Circuit’s opinion dealt only with class certification, not with the merits of the lawsuit. Walmart is an excellent place for women to work and has been recognized as a leader in fostering the advancement and success of women in the workplace.

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