Thursday, April 3, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit allowed one woman's sex discrimination claims against Wal-Mart to (finally) move forward. The decision is Odle v. Wal-Mart Stores (5th Cir. Mar. 31, 2014). Odle was one of the original plaintiffs in the class action Dukes case against Wal-Mart, but then former employees like were excluded from the class of current employees, and then the Supreme Court decertified the national class. Odle's claims arise from her termination in 1999-- 15 years ago!--but as she promised, "she will not go away."