TITLE

LEDBETTER V. GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO.: SUPREME COURT PLACES ROADBLOCK IN FRONT OF TITLE VII PAY DISCRIMINATION PLAINTIFFS

AUTHOR(S)
Bible, Jon
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Labor Law Journal;Fall2007, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p170
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article looks at the court case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. In this case, employee Lilly Ledbetter worked for 19 years at the company not realizing she was being paid less than her male counterparts. When she found out, she sued the company under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Ledbetter saying she did not file within 180 days of each offense and therefore was not entitled to a remedy. The vote by the Court was 5-4 against Ledbetter and both opinions are presented. The author argues his position on the case and says this ruling is not fair to employees and encourages companies to keep salary information secret.
ACCESSION #
27054980

 

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