Monday, August 6, 2007

The Empire Strikes Back: Goodyear Asks Ledbetter for Legal Fees

Goodyear_blimp Someone better wake up the Goodyear public relations department because this just can't be good for business (via AFL-CIO blog):

The Associated Press reports that Goodyear Tire and Rubber has billed Lilly Ledbetter $3,165.20 for expenses related to the former Gadsden plant worker’s lawsuit seeking to remedy two decades of pay discrimination.

Yes, this is the same Lilly Ledbetter whose name has become so synonymous with pay discrimination that [last week] the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

OK, so you won at the Supreme Court, but it certainly was not a slam dunk and for a billion dollar company to take some vindicative pleasure by seeking these nominal legal fees in this case is just obnoxious.

I'll never look at those blimps the same way again.

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