Equal Pay Act Claims Down, But Maybe Not Out

Law360, New York (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Equal Pay Act claims filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have reached their lowest numbers since the agency began tracking the statistics 15 years ago. However, the act's popularity may soon rebound as plaintiffs seek to bypass a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited the statute of limitations on Title VII claims for wage discrimination.

The EEOC reported earlier this month that it received 82,792 private-sector discrimination filings in fiscal year 2007, the highest number of claims since 2002. Every type of complaint tracked...
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