The View From 1776
Monday, February 02, 2009
Should Businesses Run the Open-Ended Risk of Hiring Women?
Read Stuart Taylor, Jr.‘s analysis of the recently enacted Ledbetter Law.
See below for my apology to readers.
When I posted the reference to Stuart Taylor’s article on the National Journal website, it was available to the general public. Sometime thereafter, the article was restricted to subscribers to the full magazine and website services.
The substance of the article was that, however laudable the idea of giving women a legal recourse in cases of genuine pay discrimination, the implementation of that recourse in the so-called Ledbetter act creates more problems than it solves. It opens the door for the tort bar to convert individual cases into class action suits that easily could bankrupt small company employers.