The Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act
In June of 2011, the United States Supreme Court decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes denied more than one million women the ability to join together to challenge the discriminatory practices of the nation’s largest private employer. Fortunately, Congress now has the chance to undo the damage.
The decision created significant barriers to justice for future victims of discrimination. It should not be so difficult for workers who suffer discrimination to have their day in court.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act is much-needed legislation that would restore the right of workers to combat systemic discrimination, reverse the damage done by the Supreme Court and promote effective enforcement of the nation’s civil rights laws.
About the Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act
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Read the bill language as introduced in Congress June 20, 2012:
Read the National Partnership's legislative letter in support of the Equal Employment Restoration Act »
Betty Dukes’ testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 29, 2011
Background: Wal-Mart v. Dukes
The Wal-Mart v. Dukes decision dealt a devastating blow not only to the millions of women who faced discrimination at Wal-Mart, but also to workers around the country who seek fair pay and equal opportunity for advancement. To learn more about the case, click here »