You probably think that once a contract employee’s contract expires, that’s the end of the matter. You don’t renew the contract and she moves on. That may not be the case.
She can still sue over Equal Pay Act (EPA) claims for at least two years after her last check. Under some circumstances, she has up to three years to sue.
Recent case: Mala Chinoy was a professor at Penn State’s medical school. When her contract wasn’t renewed, she sued, alleging discrimination and unequal pay. The university got almost all her claims dismissed, except her EPA claim.
The court said she had two years from each paycheck to sue, which meant she could sue long after the contract expired. If she can show a willful violation, her claims may go back three years. (Chinoy v. Penn State, No. 11-CV-01263, MD PA, 2012)
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/30818/contract-worker-epa-claims-have-long-shelf-lives "
- Bill would double rewards for minimum wage lawsuits
- Michigan Seamless Tube to pay $500,000 for hiring discrimination
- The HR I.Q. Test: May '09
- Beware alternative to Title VII: There's another way to file for race discrimination
- Be prepared to explain why hiring criteria favor experience more than education