Last week, a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued one of the few decisions thus far to analyze the reach of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. In Rowland v. CertainTeed Corp., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43706, Judge Schiller held that the Ledbetter Act’s extension of the statutory time period for claiming pay discrimination does not apply to a failure-to-promote case. In so holding, Judge Schiller reasoned that Congress limited the Ledbetter Act to claims of “discrimination in compensation.”
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On January 29, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act was the first bill signed into law by President Obama. As discussed in prior blog entries, the new law gives a employee or former employee the right to file a charge of discrimination within 180 days (or 300 days in some states, including Ohio) of their most recent paycheck.
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