Courts Split On Scope Of Ledbetter's 'Other Practice'

Law360, New York (March 26, 2010, 3:39 PM EDT) -- While many judges are taking a narrow view of what can be challenged under the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, others are reading the text of the law more broadly, creating a split among the courts that attorneys say might soon put the fledgling statute under the glare of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ledbetter, enacted in January 2009, gives employees recourse for long-ago discrimination that has left them earning less than their colleagues doing equal work, but its language is far from clear on the types...
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