Wal-Mart is using a strategy right out of the crisis PR playbook, arguing that if it has a discrimination problem, it’s only in a few isolated instances.
It will be interesting to see what the U.S. Supreme Court decides to do with the 500,000 to 1.6 million women who are suing Wal-Mart for discrimination. A decision is expected tomorrow.
The case has dragged on for years – so long, that it appears Wal-Mart has cleaned up much of its act in the meantime. But the opportunity to have an impact on social change with a case like this may be too enticing for the court to pass up. Click here to read more from the Associated Press.
Did you know that Wal-Mart has a “vice president for people”? That would be Giesel Ruiz, who heads human resources and clings to the company line that if there are cases of discrimination, they are isolated instances. “People will make errors,” the people VP told the Associated Press. “People are people.”
Yep. And people file class-action lawsuits, too.