- What financial impact do you think the lawsuit could potentially have on Wal-Mart? Do you think the women deserve to win the lawsuit? What if the outcome of the case cost Wal-Mart so much it had to lay off thousands of its workers and close stores?
- What are the major moral complaints of the females suing Wal-Mart? Do you believe these complaints are justified? Why? Wal-Mart has said that the case should not be heard as a class-action, but that each woman should be considered individually, and an individual determination should be made regarding whether she specifically was discriminated against by Wal-Mart, because each woman’s situation is different. Do you agree?
- What factors do you think might account for the discrepancies the Drogin report uncovered?
- What, if anything, do you think Wal-Mart should do to correct these discrepancies? Should a company institute an “affirmative action” promotion program for female employees? If so, what should this program be like?
Case Study Assignment Instructions For each Case Study Assignment, you will read the assignedcase study and analyze the case scenario/research through a series of questions.