• Supreme Court Limits Title VII Pay Discrimination Claims Against Employers
  • June 18, 2007 | Authors: Daniel B. Pasternak; John Scalia
  • Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Phoenix Office ; Greenberg Traurig, LLP - McLean Office
  • The U.S. Supreme Court recently clarified when an employee can bring a claim of pay discrimination. In Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc., the Court ruled that "current effects" of past discriminatory pay decisions "cannot breathe life into prior, uncharged discrimination," and thus discriminatory pay claims based on past acts of discrimination outside the statute of limitations do not restart the clock for timely filing of charges of gender discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).