TITLE

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Pay Discrimination Lawsuits

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Venulex Legal Summaries;2007 Q2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Law
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the decision released by the U.S. Supreme Court stating that workers may not sue their employers for unequal pay because of discrimination that may have occurred years earlier according to the case Ledbetter versus Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The ruling may serve to protect companies from claims alleging discriminatory decisions that occurred long ago which could be difficult to defend due to the passage of time. It provides an overview of the case.
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26406675

 

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