Ledbetter Law

Is heading to President Obama’s desk for enaction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/us/politics/28rights.html?th&emc=th

Its about time!  Republican objections to this law are just absurd.  Under the previous Supreme Court decision, a company need only keep the discrimination secret for 180 days and they had successfully run out the clock.  I’m not sure if there will be a flood of lawsuits because of this or not.  But, if there are, so what?  As Barbara Mikulski said, companies have a very easy way to avoid it; don’t discriminate.  If you have two people doing the same job with the same tenure, pay them the same rate.  Its that simple.

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One Response to “Ledbetter Law”

  1. Brian Saxton Says:

    “If you have two people doing the same job with the same tenure, pay them the same rate. Its that simple. ”

    In fairyland, that’s a great idea. Out here in the real world, lawyers think, “Hey, I can accuse them of discrimination over something that I allege happen 20 years ago and they can’t possibly defend themselves because everyone who I’ll allege did it is dead! It’s like blackmail, only legal!”

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