Are Civil Rights Laws Beginning To Contract?

Law360, New York (June 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Claiming disparate treatment, Lilly Ledbetter sued her employer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., asserting that after 19 years at the company, she was earning $6,000 per year less than the lowest paid male employee performing the same job.

Ledbetter filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, alleging: (i) that several supervisors in the past had given her poor evaluations because of her sex; (ii) that as a result, her pay had not increased as much as it would have had she...
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