LAKELAND, Fla. -- Eight current and former female employees of Publix Super Markets here filed a class action suit last week, charging the company with discriminating against the approximately 45,000 women it employs. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla., charges that Publix bypassed female employees for promotions in favor of less qualified male employees, repeatedly denied them full-time status, gave them lower pay than male workers performing the same jobs, channeled ...

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