Senators To Introduce Pay Discrimination Bill

Law360, New York (July 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following on the heels of a similar House initiative, a bipartisan group of 14 senators introduced a bill Friday to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision which limited the scope of pay discrimination claims.

The senators, led by Sens. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), unveiled the bill to reverse the Supreme Court's recent 5-4 decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The court ruled that Lilly Ledbetter was not entitled to back pay in her Title VII discrimination case because the...
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