Wo­man who bat­tled Wal-Mart’s gen­der bi­ased treat­ment dies at 67

Marie Claire (Malaysia) - - Fashion -

In 2000, Betty Dukes, a 54-year-old Wal-Mart worker faced the re­tail store – U.S.’s largest, in Supreme Court. Dukes worked at Wal-Mart for six years, earn­ing shin­ing pos­i­tive per­for­mance re­views, yet was de­nied the train­ing she re­quired to ad­vance to a higher salaried po­si­tion. Ul­ti­mately, the Supreme Court dis­missed case Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes. Not all in vain, she was cel­e­brated as a hero by many when she spoke out on be­half of as many as 1.5 mil­lion fe­male work­ers. Betty Dukes died in her sleep at her home in Cal­i­for­nia.

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