Title VII Suits Face New Challenges

Law360, New York (June 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a significant victory for employers, the Supreme Court, on May 29, 2007, rejected an employee’s claim that she should be permitted to sue for intentional pay discrimination that occurred several years earlier, outside Title VII’s charge-filing period. Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., No. 05-1074, 2007 WL 1528298 (U.S. May 29, 2007).

In a sharply divided 5-4 opinion, the Court held that an employer’s “pay-setting decision is a ‘discrete act,’” so that the “period for filing an EEOC charge begins when the act occurs.”...
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