McDonald’s Corp., the world’s biggest restaurant chain, was sued by workers claiming they’re being idled without pay for minutes and hours at work when demand slackens, in violation of U.S. and state labor laws.
The women who sought to sue Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for gender bias on behalf of 1.5 million co-workers said they will press their fight against the nation’s largest private employer in smaller lawsuits in lower courts and claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a nationwide class action for female workers suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. doesn’t foreclose the ability of employees to bring similar suits for many other types of claims against companies.
The U.S. Supreme Court , heeding calls from companies to consider curbing class actions, agreed to decide whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must face a gender-bias suit on behalf of potentially 1 million of its workers.
The U.S. Supreme Court gave the country’s largest companies a new shield from multibillion- dollar lawsuits, as the justices rejected a bid to sue Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on behalf of more than a million female workers.