fair pay act

March 1, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Lilly Ledbetter was a supervisor at a Goodyear tire factory in Alabama for more than 19 years. At the end of her career, she discovered she had been paid less than her male colleague. The Supreme Court invalidated Ledbetter’s claim because the wage discrimination initially occurred when she started her job, nearly 20 years earlier. According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, claims must be filed within 180 days after the alleged unlawful practice or in our case, 300 days since Indiana operates equal employment agencies. This new law, the first piece of legislation signed by President Obama […]