Q. Carlos, a longtime Latino employee, frequently complains that he is paid less than his white, non-Latino counterparts. He blames this pay discrepancy on a previous supervisor who allegedly denied him several promotions in the late 1990s because of his national origin. I have heard about the Ledbetter Act. Could it affect us in this case?
A. Yes, the Ledbetter Act does affect you. In addition to amending the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Ledbetter Act specifically amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
As a result, the Ledbetter Act applies to a broad range of claims of discrimination in compensation, including claims based on gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age and disability, to name a few. In essence, it makes it easier for employees to file pay discrimination claims by counting every “discriminatory” pa...(register to read more)
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