The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act makes it easier to sue for unlawful employment discrimination
By Ashwin Madia, Attorney, on December 15, 2010
Posted in Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Hostile Work Environment, Lost Wages - Back and Front Pay Damages, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Title VII, U.S. Supreme Court
Congress passed the LLFPA to reverse the Supreme Court’s 2007 holding in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Inc. In that case, Justice Alito led a 5-4 majority in concluding that Ledbetter could not sue Goodyear under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for gender based pay discrimination that she had experienced for almost twenty years because she did not file her charge within six months of the original decision (made decades earlier) to pay her less than her male counterparts.