Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Obama’s New Law: More Protection from Employment Discrimination

Like every individual, employees have their own rights. And these rights are protected by various employment and labor laws.

Just recently, President Obama signed a new law, the Ledbetter bill. Even though a discrimination case occurred decades earlier, this new law allows employees to file a claim 180 days after they have received their final paycheck, overturning the ruling of the Supreme Court before that an employee has to file a lawsuit within a period of six months after experiencing discrimination.

This bill may probably result in more litigation cases against employers, but this will definitely provide more protection to employees, as discrimination has always been an issue in the workplace, despite the laws that exist.

Let’s just hope that through this bill, the problems regarding employment discrimination will be resolved and that all employees can be treated fairly.