By  on July 15, 2019

Groups of women suing Walmart in Florida federal court over alleged workplace gender discrimination at the retailer’s stores must now proceed with their claims individually. 

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola Jr. granted Walmart’s motions to sever claims in two cases where dozens of current and former employees of the retailer said they experienced discrimination in pay and promotions. The cases weren’t proposed class actions, but the women had nonetheless joined together to target what they said were broader Walmart policies, and argued that it would help them draw and use common evidence from the company in court. 

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