Texas Court Says Ledbetter Act Doesn't Apply To State Law

Law360, Dallas (August 31, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled the Lilly Ledbetter Act doesn’t apply to claims made under the state’s anti-discrimination law, blocking a lawsuit from an Indian professor who claims she was paid less due to her national origin because she complained too late.

In a 7-2 decision, the court held the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, which is modeled on Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, doesn’t accommodate the changes made as a result of the Ledbetter Act. The majority held that...
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