Bill Sponsorship: reinforcing anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements
Source: Civil Rights Act of 2008 (S.2554&H.R.5129)
A bill to restore, reaffirm, and reconcile legal rights and remedies under civil rights statutes. Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for:
establishing discrimination based on disparate impact; and
rights of action and recovery for unlawful discrimination.
Authorizes civil actions in federal court for discrimination based on disability.
Repeals provisions limiting the amount of compensatory and punitive damages that may be awarded in cases of intentional discrimination in employment.
Revises provisions governing discrimination in the payment of wages, including equal pay requirements.