Lilly Ledbetter at CCSU: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
1:40 -2:55 P.M.
Founders, Davidson Hall
About Lilly Ledbetter
Lilly Ledbetter began working for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in
1979, she did not find out until many years later
that she was paid less than her male counterparts her entire career
because the company forbade employees from sharing salary information. A
jury found that Goodyear had discriminated and awarded substantial back
pay, but the Supreme Court held, in a 5-4
decision, that the law required her to challenge discriminatory
practices within 180 days and denied her compensation. The first law
President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,
allowing plaintiffs to recover for continuing discrimination,
but almost no progress has been made in closing the wage gap between
men and women in the last 30 years. Come hear Lilly Ledbetter’s story,
and find out how to make equal pay a reality.
Ruthe Boyea Women’s
Center, Office of Diversity and Equity, Center for Public Policy and
Social Research, Center for Advising and Career Exploration and CCSU
Equal Opportunity Employer/EducatorContact:
Ruthe Boyea Women's Center
Ruthe Boyea Women's Center Mission:
Ruthe Boyea Women’s Center exists to provide resources, to advocate, to
inform, and to support personal development. The Center offers a
variety of services for and about women.
We sponsor educational and cultural programs designed to promote gender
equity, knowledge of women’s rights issues, leadership, and
independence. We encourage understanding and cooperation among women of
varied socio-economic groups, cultures, ethnic backgrounds,
races and sexual orientations.