The Supreme Court in a spilt 5-4 decision almost got it right when it comes to a legal solution to effectively address years of gender wage disparity at Wal-Mart ( and by implication other major corporations). Yet, the High court failed to take a bold legal move to firmly insure a mechanism to hear these cases without the tedious and long one by one method.
The Supreme Court felt the class action of 1.6 million women members was too big. But, big required bold action on the part of the court. It’s not the plaintiffs fault that Wal-Mart is alleged to have underpaid, under promoted and unfairly treated women for decades. So, now instead of the Supreme Court taking the big and bold move needed to bring closure to these cases before the 22nd century, it took the easy way out by saying the class was just too big.
Too big is the real problem. It wasn’t the women’s class that was too big. Corporations are just too big for the Supreme Court to handle. So, instead of taking them on and bringing them down to size, they side with them and say the class action case was just too big.
Yes, too big is a problem. Corporations are just too big to allow women to be treated fairly. Once again, corporations win and women lose again.