Thursday, January 17, 2008

Today's Action Alert

Remember the Lilly Ledbetter case? Her company paid her less than comparable male employees for nearly two decades. She sued the company for wage discrimination, won initially, but had the Supreme Court overturn the decision. The Supreme Court concluded that she should have filed her complaint within six months of the original act of discrimination, despite the fact that she wasn't aware of the discrimination at that point.

The Senate is now considering the Fair Pay Restoration Act which would allow victims of employment discrimination more time to file a complaint. If you support this Act, consider signing the Fair Pay Campaign Pledge.