SAN FRANCISCO -- Costco Wholesale Corp., Issaquah, Wash., was slapped with a gender discrimination lawsuit last week that alleges it denies women promotions to general manager and assistant manager positions at its warehouse clubs. The complaint, which seeks class certification, was filed in U.S. District Court here on behalf of Shirley "Rae" Ellis, an assistant manager at a Costco in Colorado. It was filed by The Impact Fund, the firm that recently filed a class-action suit ...

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