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House passes act to make pay-discrimination suits easier

I am obviously against discrimination of any sort, but doesn't an employer have the right to pay whatever amount of money they want for an employee?

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would make suing for pay discrimination easier by altering a time limit on such suits.

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which passed 250-177, would give workers alleging unequal pay the right to sue within 180 days of their most recent paycheck.

Current law says such employees must sue within 180 days of receiving their first unfair paycheck. Supporters of the new legislation say that, under the current law, an employer merely needs to hide unfair pay practices for three months before being able to continue them without penalty.

The act, named for a former Goodyear Tire employee who sued the company for gender discrimination in 1998, would effectively overturn a 2007 Supreme Court decision on the limit.

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Okay, so lets say...

I am white, and not black like our President, or Jewish as most of those who are in our legislative branch, do I get a bonus??? Will I be given a gimmie? I think not....When is all this racial crap gonna stop, when will individuals be given their just rewards, and dues for being who they are. I am qualified for most jobs that our government hires for, why is it that because I am not black or hispanic, or something other than white I do not get the job. I am qualified, are they not looking for qualified? Are they just looking or skin color, if that is the case, I guess I am being discriminated, what do you all think?