Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. - Issue Can...

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Darryl Williams Jesse C. Pennington GB 201-26 1 November 2010 Supreme Court of the United States, 2007 421 F. 3d 1169 Facts : In the case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., a female employee of Goodyear files a suit against the company, because she feels that the company is discriminating against her for gender reasons. Procedure : The case was taken to the District Court under the Equal Pay Act, then to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and finally to the Supreme Court.
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Unformatted text preview: Issue : Can a plaintiff sue a company for discrimination of salary under the Title VII outside the 180 day period for which the complaint must be made? Holding : No. The evidence did not support any discrimination of pay during 180 days of the plaintiff’s last payment. Reasoning : Past discriminations cannot be brought forward as evidence when dealing under the Title VII Act of 1964, and there was not enough information within the 180 day period to find Goodyear guilty of any discriminatory acts....
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