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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Before High Court Wednesday is Ledbetter Redux

Check out this well-written post, Pregnancy Discrimination Case Before High Court Wednesday is Ledbetter Redux. Published on ACSBlog, by Harper Jean Tobin of the National Senior Citizen Law Center:

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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Ledbetter was a diplomatic way for the court to get out of telling the truth. They chose to settle on filing deadlines to reject the case. The truth is that Ledbetter's work was worth less than that of her colleagues.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | December 14, 2008 6:47 PM

Of all the statements to choose from, this one definitely is at the top of the list of uninformed, baseless, patently false, and ignorant things you've ever written on this blog. You don't know Ledbetter or how her work compared to that of her colleagues.

Posted by: Kia Franklin | December 16, 2008 2:43 PM

Kia: You are ignoring a fact, her salary. That is the sincerest, most accurate value of her work.

Your salary is so upsetting to me. I would like you to compare it to those of the males in the same position, and adjusting for inflation. I would contribute real money if you decided to litigate any discrimination. I will get you the best in employment law.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | December 16, 2008 10:44 PM