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The New Orleans NOW Meetup Message Board › New Meetup: Lilly Ledbetter - Betty Werlein Carter Woman in Public Policy Le

New Meetup: Lilly Ledbetter - Betty Werlein Carter Woman in Public Policy Lecture at Tulane

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New Orleans, LA
Announcing a new Meetup for The New Orleans NOW Meetup!

What: Lilly Ledbetter - Betty Werlein Carter Woman in Public Policy Lecture at Tulane

When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 6:00 PM

Where: Freeman Auditorium
7 McAlister Dr Woldenberg Art Center
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-5327

Lilly Ledbetter is the Betty Werlein Carter Woman in Public Policy Lecturer. Ledbetter was the plaintiff in the employment discrimination case Ledbetter v Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first piece of legislation signed by President Barack Obama, restored workers’ rights to challenge wage discrimination.

Reception to follow in Woodward Way. For more information contact

About Lilly Ledbetter

Although 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.

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