Walmart Janitors File Lawsuit, Could Have Big Impact


Walmart immigrant contract janitors have returned to the courtroom with a second version of a class action lawsuit. If it succeeds, it could have a big impact on the retail giant as well as other "deep pocket" employers.

The first run at this was a class action suit, which the judge tossed because the work situation of the 17 janitors was too varied to be grouped together in one complaint. The second one, representing a group of another 42 workers, mirrors the first but might be framed in a way to pass muster as a class action lawsuit.