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Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (U.S. 2007)

Articles Discussing Case:

New Pay Laws Will Lead to More Litigation.

Fisher Phillips • February 03, 2009
A new year, coupled with a new administration, means new legislation. Even though 2009 is barely a month old, the House of Representatives has already approved two bills which are significant to employers and their workforce. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act passed the House in January, and are aimed at reducing the discrepancy in employment compensation between women and men.

Class Claims of Pay Discrimination After Ledbetter.

Ogletree Deakins • July 01, 2008
The Supreme Court’s Ledbetter decision invalidates traditional class claims of pay discrimination and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) pay discrimination standards.

Supreme Court Limits Title VII Pay Discrimination Cases (pdf).

Nexsen Pruet • July 11, 2007
On May 29, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 limits the damages an employee can recover when isolated disriminatory acts from the distant past result in disparity in the employee's current level of pay.

Slender Sup. Ct. Majority Promotes Certainty In Incentive Pay Plans.

Fisher Phillips • June 25, 2007
Like many employers, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. based its employees' salary at least partially on the performance reviews of supervisors and managers to whom employees report. Better performance reviews were rewarded with corresponding pay raises.

Supreme Court Requires Timely Challenge To Pay Decisions

Ogletree Deakins • May 31, 2007
In a sweeping decision, a 5-4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court, split along ideological lines, ruled today that Title VII plaintiffs must timely challenge particular pay decisions and cannot rely on the continuing violation theory to reach back to allegedly discriminatory decisions made before the charge filing period established by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., No. 05-1074, U.S. Supreme Court (May 29, 2007).