The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing a massive class action suit against Wal-Mart to move forward. The suit started over ten years ago, stemming from an incident at one of Wal-Mart’s stores. Betty Dukes, the named plaintiff in the suit, alleges her Wal-Mart manager discriminated against her on the basis of race.
Dukes then sought legal counsel in 1999, and was asked to serve as the lead plaintiff in the class action suit. Dukes says that when she heard about other women had similar complaints, her jaw dropped open. Wal-Mart plans to appeal the recent decision, and maintains the suits should be filed individually, rather than as a class.
Despite her suit, however, Dukes continues to work at Wal-Mart. She admitted that sometimes the atmosphere can be "a little chilly," after her courtroom victories are reported in the media.
Betty Dukes, Wal-Mart Greeter, Leads Class Action Suit | The Huffington Post