As its very first order of business, Congress has created an opportunity for the same kind of panic in the market for employing women. With the passage of this new law, there will be no statute of limitations for any transgression, ever, and every conceivable slight will be valid litigation grounds — forever. Even the death of the discriminator won’t stop the case. (In fact, as we can see from Lilly Ledbetter, it only helps.) It will be a rock festival of nuisance lawsuits and awards. At the margin, Human Resource departments will expand; productive employees will pound salt.
Blast from the Past