@SauteePan - I remember when I used to work for a large grocery store chain based in the South when I was in college and there were many women that were upset with the promotion policies of the company.
They tended to prefer men for executive positions while women were offered positions as full time cashiers. The decrepency between the number of male to female managers within this company caused the female employees to seek labor employment lawyers because of the discrimination charge that these employees were claiming.
The pool of affected employees got so large that they decided to file a class action lawsuit along with filing a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, or the EEOC.
Well, not only did the supermarket have to pay millions of dollars in a judgment, but they also had to change the way that they promoted employees. Now when you go into their stores you see an even distribution of men and women in managerial positions.