n 1999 Lilly Ledbetter sued Goodyear, where she worked as a supervisor for nearly two decades. It turns out that during her tenure she was paid 15-40 percent less than her male coworkers who held similar positions there. Perhaps not so surprising is that this week, the Supreme Court ruled in Goodyear's favor. According to the decision, employees must present evidence of a "discrete act of discrimination" that took place not more than 180 days before a suit is filed. (i.e. Ledbetter's evidence was too old.) Dissenter Ruth Bader Ginsburg said:
Initially, you may not know that men are receiving more for substantially similar work. And, under Monday's ruling, by the time a female worker learns it, it will be too late to sue.
If you're suffering from job bias because of your gender--or sexual orientation for that matter--if you don't take action now, it may be too late.