High Court Puts Limits On Pay Discrimination Suits
Law360 (May 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Title VII pay discrimination claims are subject to a six-month statute of limitations, potentially saving employers years worth of back pay in discrimination lawsuits.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Lilly Ledbetter's claims that Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. paid her less than her male counterparts were untimely.
Ledbetter submitted a questionnaire to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in March 1998 alleging sex discrimination, and filed a formal charge with the EEOC four months later. After taking early retirement, she sued Goodyear for alleged pay discrimination that occurred throughout the course...
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