By  on March 28, 2012

WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is continuing its vigorous defense against allegations of discrimination stemming from charges leveled by Betty Dukes, and joined by a group of former and current female employees, who have filed charges with the Equal Opportunity Commission and two separate complaints in district courts in California and Texas seeking class-action status.

Attorneys representing the women said in February that more than 500 current and former female employees of Wal-Mart from five states — Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina — had filed the charges with the EEOC.

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