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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law on January 29, 2009.
The law reverses a damaging Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) that restricted an employee's ability to file claims to 180 days from the date that the first discriminatory pay decision was made. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act makes clear that each discriminatory paycheck is a separate act of discrimination that can be challenged in court.
About the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
- Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act becomes Law - 1/29/09
- Senate Passes Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - 1/22/09
- LCCR Applauds Senate Passage of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - Press Release - 1/22/09
- Support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (S. 181) and Vote against Any Amendments - Advocacy Letter - 1/21/09
- Support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 - Advocacy Letter - 1/14/09
- House Passes Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Paycheck Fairness Act - 1/9/09
- LCCR Applauds House Passage of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Paycheck Fairness Act; Urges Senate to Act Quickly - Press Release - 1/9/09
- House to Vote on Equal Pay Bills - 1/8/09
- Speaker Pelosi and Reps. Miller and DeLauro Join Lilly Ledbetter and Civil Rights Leaders to Urge Support on Equal Pay Bills - Press Release - 1/8/09
- Support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act - Advocacy Letter - 1/6/09
- Obama and Dems Expected to Take Swift Action on Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - 1/5/09
- Interview with Pay Equity Advocate Lilly Ledbetter - Civil Rights Monitor Winter 2008
- House Vote: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - 2008 Voting Record
- Senate Vote: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - 2008 Voting Record
- Hundreds Rally For Passage of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - Press Release - 7/17/08
- Procedural Maneuvers Keep Ledbetter Pay Discrimination Bill from a Fair Vote - Press Release - 4/23/08
- Procedural Maneuvering Derails Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - 4/23/08
- Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Ledbetter Bill - 2/6/08
- Ledbetter Bill Passes House - 7/31/07
- Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 Fact Sheet - 7/30/07
- LCCR Letter Urging Support for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 - Advocacy Letter - 7/25/07
- Lilly Support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 - Advocacy Letter - 7/25/07
- Bipartisan Pay Discrimination Legislation Introduced in Senate - 7/20/07
- Congress Moves to Remedy High Court’s Narrowing of Workers’ Rights - 6/25/07
Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
By a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court held that the Title VII only allowed victims to file a claim for pay discrimination within 180 days of the original pay-setting decision. Nearly all of the federal courts had previously interpreted Title VII to allow claims within 180 days of the last paycheck.
In other words, under this decision, if an employer decides to deny an employee a raise based on her gender, that employee must bring a claim within 180 days of the employer’s decision even though she is unable to readily determine how much her male peers are making and what raises they are receiving, and even though she continues to receive reduced paychecks well after the 180-day period.
- The Impact of Ledbetter v. Goodyear on the Effective Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws - Wade Henderson's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee - 6/28/07
- Justice Denied? The Implications of the Supreme Court’s Ledbetter Employment Discrimination Decision - Wade Henderson's testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee - 6/12/07
- Egregious Pay Discrimination Supreme Court Decision Part of Larger Trend - 6/4/07
- Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. decision