Opening window to sue for workplace discrimination?

Scott Jagow Jun 12, 2007
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Opening window to sue for workplace discrimination?

Scott Jagow Jun 12, 2007
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SCOTT JAGOW: Congress takes up the issue of workplace discrimination today. Specifically, the case of Lilly Ledbetter from Alabama.

She sued Goodyear for paying her less than her male colleagues, but she lost the Supreme Court case last month.

The court cited the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It says you have to sue within six months of discrimination.

Democrat Rosa Delauro is co-sponsoring a bill to change that.

ROSA DELAURO:“You’ve got to have time in order to 1) know that there is something that’s different than you and someone else and to be able to put a case together that documents it.”

DeLauro’s bill would start the six-month clock when a person gets their latest unfair paycheck.

The Senate’s working on a similar bill.

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SCOTT JAGOW: Congress takes up the issue of workplace discrimination today. Specifically, the case of Lilly Ledbetter from Alabama.

She sued Goodyear for paying her less than her male colleagues, but she lost the Supreme Court case last month.

The court cited the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It says you have to sue within six months of discrimination.

Democrat Rosa Delauro is co-sponsoring a bill to change that.

ROSA DELAURO:“You’ve got to have time in order to 1) know that there is something that’s different than you and someone else and to be able to put a case together that documents it.”

DeLauro’s bill would start the six-month clock when a person gets their latest unfair paycheck.

The Senate’s working on a similar bill.

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