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Reuters reports that a gender discrimination class action suit against Costco has been certified by a US district court judge, and will be allowed to proceed.

The story says that "three women plaintiffs say Costco's promotion system has a disparate impact on women employees who seek advancement to general manager and assistant general manager," and they sought to have the class action expanded to represent 700 people.

One of the reasons that the judge said that the Costco suit is different from a gender discrimination suit against Walmart, which did not get class action certification, is that the Walmart suit was much broader, seeking to represent a whopping 1.5 million people.
KC's View:
Or, maybe Costco needs to get better lawyers.