Supreme Court To Hear Appeal On Gender Pay Suit
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
NPR's business news starts with gender discrimination and Wal-Mart.
(Soundbite of music)
MONTAGNE: This week, Wal-Mart is at the Supreme Court to fight another round in a long-running sex discrimination case. Tomorrow, the court will hear arguments as to why hundreds of thousands of women should proceed with their suit against the retailer.
The case was brought by women who accuse Wal-Mart of blocking their promotions and paying them less than their male counterparts. If it proceeds, Wal-Mart might have to pay billions of dollars. This case could also affect how future discrimination suits are brought against large companies.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.