Currently, Attorney Murphy is assessing the merits of both parties’ arguments in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The issue at the moment before the US Supreme Court is whether class status should be upheld for over 1.6 million women seeking redress for alleged sexual discrimination by Walmart. At stake is billions of dollars in liability.
Regardless of the outcome of the US Supreme Court’s decision on class action status, Attorney Murphy’s position is that critical components of this issue will impact his clients on an ongoing basis. For example, the essential parts of the “social framework analysis” at issue in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. can offer both employees and employers stepping stones toward favorable results. Where employers seek to take proactive measures from a managerial standpoint of limiting risk, and employees argue “in between the lines” positions in terms of circumstantial evidence, social framework analysis can be an asset from both points of view.
Attorney Murphy looks forward to working with clients so that they understand how they can benefit from Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and achieve their desired result.