Pregnancy Discrimination Case Before High Court Wednesday is Ledbetter Redux
The Supreme Court’s decision last year in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. – holding that employers become immune from pay discrimination claims 180 days after an initial payroll decision – became a reviled symbol of the Court’s rightward shift under Chief Justice Roberts. In Lily Ledbetter’s remarkable appearances on Capitol Hill, on the campaign trail, and at the Democratic National Convention, the 5-4 decision represented the Court’s ideological rigidity and indifference to the real-world struggles of women and minorities in the workforce. Yet even as Ledbetter faces the likelihood of being overturned by the incoming Congress, AT&T and the Bush Administration are asking the high court to extend its erosion of civil rights laws even further in a case called AT&T v. Hulteen. (Keep Reading)
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Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 10, 2008 in Civil Rights | Employment Discrimination | Supreme Court Rulings | U.S. Constitution
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