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Under the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, employees may now bring a claim for pay discrimination to recover back pay for up to two years preceding the filing of a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Since each paycheck constitutes a new separate violation, an employee suffering from unequal pay is no longer barred from filing a discrimination lawsuit after 180 days. It should also be noted that the Act permits a pay discrimination claim to be based not only on gender, but also age, disability, race, color, religion, and national origin.
The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act takes effect retroactively as if enacted on May 28, 2007. As such, the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act will apply to all claims of wage discrimination pending on or after May 28, 2007 under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. 621 et seq.), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or Sections 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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