Maine NEW Leadership Lecturer Interviewed by BDN

Lilly Ledbetter was interviewed By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff, May 28, 2012. Read the BDN article here.

About Lilly Ledbetter

Lilly Ledbetter was employed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber for 19 years before she discovered from an anonymous source that she was being paid far less for the same work as her male peers. She
Lilly Ledbetterfiled a lawsuit against Goodyear, and after a long legal battle, her case was ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. She lost. The Supreme Court said she took too long to file the complaint, even though she hadn’t known about it earlier. However, the effect of the Court’s holding was reversed by the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, signed by President Obama in 2009, which states that the 180-day statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit resets with each new discriminatory paycheck.

Ms. Ledbetter’s book, “Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at  Goodyear and Beyond,” released in 2012, is available for purchase here.