How Much Do You Know About The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?
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Lilly Ledbetter worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in their Alabama plant where she was a supervisor. After an anonymous coworker slipped her a note telling her that the company was cheating her on her pay, she decided to sue her employer. Lilly had promised not to discuss any salary information with anyone but her family, so she had no way of knowing she was being underpaid. Upon investigating, it was found she was paid 15% less than her lowest paid male counterpart and 40% less than her highest paid male counterpart. She filed suit and was awarded $3.8 million dollars. The Supreme Court overturned the ruling because the law required her to have filed her lawsuit within 180 days of her first unfair paycheck. Of course, having followed company policy about not talking about wages, there was no way she could have been aware of the first act of discriminatory pay. One of the first acts of the Obama administration was the signing of this act into law. Now test your knowledge of this important legislation.