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Adding Insult to Injury
After the Supreme Court denied Lilly Ledbetter's claim of pay discrimination against Goodyear Tire Co. on a technicality and took away the $300,000 a court had awarded her, now Goodyear has the audacity to ask Ms. Ledbetter to cover their court costs!
Let Goodyear know what you think of their outrageous demand!
You did it -- your calls and emails made the difference in a VERY close vote! Thanks to you, the House voted this week to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007.
What's astonishing about this vote is how close it was: 225-199. Almost 200 members of the House voted to roll back our rights and deprive women of this longstanding remedy for pay discrimination!
Take a moment today to write to your representative. Our legislative action system will provide a sample message based on how your representative voted on this important bill.
You may recall that in May the Supreme Court wrongly interpreted the rules of the Title VII law against employment discrimination, stating that an employee only has 180 days from the first discriminatory paycheck in which to file a claim of sex discrimination. To correct this error, we worked with allies in Congress to pass the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; it clarifies the law's original intent of providing that 180 day window from the most recent discriminatory paycheck.
So stay tuned, as a similar bill will be heard by the Senate, likely in September. Because President Bush has pledged to veto this legislation if it comes to him, we need to build a veto-proof majority in both houses of Congress.
Also check out the sidebar for the latest on Goodyear's reaction to the case and their treatment of Lilly Ledbetter.
Take Action: Let your representative know what you thought of her/his vote on the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act!