By  on February 2, 2012

WASHINGTON — More than 500 current and former women employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from five states — Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina — have filed discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as of Jan. 27, attorneys for the women said Thursday.

“The fight continues to seek justice for the women employees of Wal-Mart,” Joseph Sellers of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll in Washington, and Brad Seligman of the Impact Fund of Berkeley, Calif., attorneys representing the women, said in a joint statement. “The Supreme Court did not give Wal-Mart a free pass to discriminate. Filing an EEOC claim is one more way current and former women employees of Wal-Mart can assert their right.”

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