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Three Tennessee women file discrimination suit against Walmart

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NASHVILLE (WRCB) --ThreeTennessee women today filed a class action complaint in a federal court against mega-retailer Walmart Tuesday in Nashville.

The suit alleges that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., discriminated against female employees in stores throughout its Region 43, which centers in Tennessee and also includes parts of
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Mississippi.

The complaint, Phipps, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was filed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division, seeks an end to Wal-Mart's discriminatory practices regarding the pay and promotion of female employees in stores throughout the region and punitive damages for the women in the class.

Phipps v. Wal-Mart is the third regional discrimination case lodged against Wal-Mart since the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2011 reversed a lower court ruling on the national class action against the retailer and issued new guidelines for class actions and Title VII Civil Rights Act employment discrimination cases.

The named plaintiffs in the Region 43 case are Cheryl Phipps, of Covington, Tenn., employed by Wal-Mart for 11 years; Bobbi Millner, of Jackson, Tenn., employed by Wal-Mart for 26 years; and Shawn Gibbons, a Wal-Mart employee since 1993.

They seek to represent thousands of current and former women employees, with the exception of store managers and pharmacists, of Wal-Mart stores in Region 43. The class includes women who worked at Wal-Mart stores and were subject to pay and promotion discrimination at any time since Dec. 26, 1998.

In a statement released Tuesday, Phipps said: "We seek justice for ourselves and all Wal-Mart women workers in this region who have been denied equal pay and opportunities for promotion. Many of us have waited more than a decade to have our day in court to fight for the pay and advancement opportunities that we rightly deserved."

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