If your company currently has an employee pay discrimination case pending you may be interested in the new ruling handed down by the Supreme Court. On May 29, 2007, in a decision that will be widely appreciated by employers, the Supreme Court made it harder for workers to sue their employers for discrimination in pay.
In a narrow decision, the Supreme Court ruled that employees may not bring suit under the federal antidiscrimination law, better known as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, unless they file a claim within 180 days of when their pay was set. The new ruling makes it irrelevant whether or not the discriminatory act was not immediately apparent.
Currently there are tens of thousands of pay discrimination cases out there that will be barred by this new ruling. Your company should seek legal guidance if you believe any claims against you may no longer be valid.