Third Circuit Refused to Apply Ledbetter to Promotion Claims

On an issue of first impression in the Third Circuit whether “a failure-to-promote claim” constitutes “discrimination in compensation” as prohibited by the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (“FPA”) the Court of Appeals recently held that a failure to promote claim is not the same as a discrimination in compensation claim. Consequently, the Plaintiff in Noel v. The Boeing Company could not avail himself of the FPA’s more flexible statute of limitations period.