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Friday, April 25, 2008

Essential Estrogen: Harkin: 'Enact Fair Pay, End Discrimination in the Workplace'

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, joined Lilly Ledbetter Wednesday in
calling for an end to the pay discrimination American women endure
with every paycheck. The Supreme Court ruled last year that Ledbetter,
a supervisor at the Goodyear Tire plant, could not sue for pay
discrimination because she did not file her claim within 180 days of
her pay being set. Her visit to Capitol Hill came as the Senate plans
to take up the Fair Pay Restoration Act, a legislative fix for the
ruling that narrowed an employee's right to sue over employment
discrimination. Harkin is an original co-sponsor of the bill.


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