Wal-Mart and Gender Discrimination

Five ways that Wal-Mart discriminates against women. From WalMart Watch's Women Be Wary page and all the information plus alot more can be downloaded in this PDF.

1. Largest Class Action Suit. Ever.
Some key findings:
- Women hourly workers earned up to 37 cents less per hour than their male counterparts.
- Female managers earn nearly $5,000 less than male managers in yearly salary.
- Women comprise 72 percent of Wal-Mart’s total workforce, but only 33 percent of its managers.
- Women comprise 92 percent of Wal-Mart’s cashiers, but only 14 percent of Wal-Mart Store Managers.

2. It’s a Man’s World at Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart infamously refused to sell T-shirts that bore the slogan “Someday a Woman Will be President!,” citing complaints that the mere idea was offensive.

3. Wal-Mart Forced to Stock “Plan B” contraception
Discussed previously.

4. Have a Family? Leave!
Wal-Mart has countless complaints against them for non-compliance with the federal Family Medical Leave Act.

5. Second Rate Benefits for Women
One ultrasound during pregnancy, higher rates and a bizarre new medical savings plan that still overlooks a tremendous amount of preventative care (which is substantially cheaper and more effective than recuperative care).

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