Interview: Lilly Ledbetter, Women's Equal Pay Activist

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Uploaded on May 23, 2012 by Herndon

Lilly Ledbetter was underpaid in comparison to her male counterparts for nearly 19 years at the Goodyear plant in Gadsden, AL. She sued and won but her back pay was overturned on appeal and upheld by the US Supreme Court. In 2009, Pres. Barack Obama signed into law "The Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act" which makes it easier for plaintiffs to file complaints/lawsuits of discriminatory pay against employers many years later. Host, Herndon Davis of P.P.E, interviews Lilly Ledbetter as she promotes her new book, Grace and Grit."

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Lilly, Ledbetter, Goodyear, Equal, Pay, Gender, Discrimination, Act, 1963, Title, VII, Civil, Rights, News & Events
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