On May 29, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court set back advances made for workers’ rights by several decades when it held in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Inc. (Case No. 05-1074) that Lilly Ledbetter, an employee who had worked for Goodyear for almost 20 years, lost her valid wage discrimination claims because she did not file discrimination charges over and over again during her career in order to meet an asserted statutory 180-day time period for filing such a claim. The current court seems to require that wage discrimination claims lapse if a separate discrimination complaint and proceeding is not filed for each 180 days of discrimination. Once again it will take legislative action to reverse the decision of an appellate court and to protect the rights of the citizens of this great country against the huge mega-corporations who wish to exploit them.
Mediation works - so we use it regularly. In Providence, R.I., in 2014 eight female aerialists doing a hair-hang act 20+ feet above the ground were severely injured when the metal frame supporting their act collapsed hurtling them to the floor. They recently obtained a total combined settlement of $52.5-million through mediation of their claims See, Eight severely injured aerialists recover $52.5-million settlement through mediation.
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