For women like Sharon Davis of Rhode Island, who filed a pay equity claim against her employer, the Lillie Ledbetter Act, will allow her to seek back pay dating back to her hiring in 2003 instead of just six months before she filed.
For women like Sharon Davis of Rhode Island, who filed a pay equity claim against her employer, the Lillie Ledbetter Act, will allow her to seek back pay dating back to her hiring in 2003 instead of just six months before she filed. Jay Reiter / MCT
For women like Sharon Davis of Rhode Island, who filed a pay equity claim against her employer, the Lillie Ledbetter Act, will allow her to seek back pay dating back to her hiring in 2003 instead of just six months before she filed. Jay Reiter / MCT

Senate approves landmark equal pay legislation

January 22, 2009 6:34 PM