The Senate recently passed the Lilly Ledbetter law into effect, and we view that as a cause for celebration.
For those of you who don’t know, Lilly Ledbetter was a woman who, unbeknownst to her, was receiving less pay at her job than her male counterparts over a period of years.
When she finally found out, she filed a lawsuit. The suit went all the way up the judicial ladder to the Supreme Court, where they ruled against her suit on the grounds that the statute of limitations had run out on her claim by the time that she filed it. We viewed that decision as patently absurd.
Although we specialize in helping the injured, we surely recognize injustice when we see it, and the Senate’s decision to pass a law to rectify this situation is worthy of applause. We look forward to President Obama signing the bill into law.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact Lewis and Tompkins for a free legal consultation today.