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Landmark Wal-Mart Sex-Bias Suit Moves Forward

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Landmark Wal-Mart Sex-Bias Suit Moves Forward

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Landmark Wal-Mart Sex-Bias Suit Moves Forward

Landmark Wal-Mart Sex-Bias Suit Moves Forward

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Wal-Mart, the world's largest private employer, is facing what attorneys call the biggest sex-discrimination lawsuit in history. A federal judge in San Francisco has allowed a group of female plaintiffs to proceed with a class-action lawsuit against the retailer. They charge Wal-Mart systematically discriminated against women in pay, promotions and training. NPR's Elaine Korry reports.