*He makes what?: You might think that peeking over your cubicle wall to see your co-worker's pay stub is the only way to find out what he/she makes,
but the U.S. Supreme Court seems quite optimistic about people's ability to figure out what co-workers earn. On May 29, in a 5-4 opinion in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Co. (GT ), the court held that wage discrimination lawsuits must be brought within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act. That is, 180 days after the original payment was set
- not when the worker finds out. Now that workers are facing such a tight time frame to file lawsuits, the controversial court decision raises an important question about the
workplace: Do workers actually know what the person in the next office makes?