Ledbetter Act Delivers Justice for Working Americans, Says AAJ

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Ledbetter Act Delivers Justice for Working Americans, Says AAJ 

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2009

Contact: Amaya Smith
202.965.3500, ext. 8369

Ledbetter Act Delivers Justice for Working Americans, Says AAJ

Washington, DC— American Association for Justice President Les Weisbrod issued the following statement on the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act:

“Today marks the end of a long road for Lilly Ledbetter and the beginning of justice being served for countless workers who have been victims of pay discrimination.  For too long big business has tried to sweep pay discrimination under the rug and justify unethical corporate practices as necessary to bolster the economy.  Today’s victory shows that corporations will be held accountable for their actions and that even ordinary citizens can get justice when taking on the most powerful interests.  In one stroke of a pen, the Obama administration has strengthened the role of the civil justice system and restored legal protections for all working Americans.”

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