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