Wal-Mart calls for review over sex discrimination lawsuit

Wal-Mart
has asked a federal appeals court to review a US judge’s order giving the
go-ahead for a huge sex discrimination lawsuit.

The
US retail giant said the class-action case, involving up to 1.6m present and
former female employees, was "unmanageable and unconstitutional".

The
complainants allege that women were systematically paid less than men and
passed over for promotion.

The
case would be the biggest US civil rights case against a private employer.

The
San Francisco appeals court did not comment on Wal-Mart’s request.

By Daniel Thomas

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