Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

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    Lilly Ledbetter a woman who was subjected to unfair pay wages and sexual discrimination on a daily basis; Mrs. Ledbetter is a regular woman like any other woman in the work force. She was employed by Goodyear from 1979 through 1988 at a Gadsden, Alabama plant. In 1985 she was working as an area manager along with three male managers, her shifts were from 7:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M., while she worked for the company, she was given low ratings. Although, she did receive a Top Performance Award in 1996, she never received a raise that matched the men in the company. Mrs. Ledbetter continued working in the company, even though she was sexually harassed by her supervisor, who demanded sexual favors if she wanted good job performance reviews. Even though,…

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    law, to work, and the right to fair wages or equal pay. Throughout time our culture has created great advancements for women’s rights especially in the work place for instance the implication of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits employers from paying different wages for males and females for the same work. (Gateways to Democracy) Did the Equal Pay Act help women in the workplace? No, there was still discrimination between the process of an employer having to hire a female or male;…

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    .64 cents on every dollar that a male made for doing the same job (Beth Rowen). By June 10, 1963 John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act that was to end the sex discrimination against paying women lower pay for doing the same job as a man while he got paid more (Beth Rowen). With this new bill being passed it was expected that women and men were finally going to be paid and treated as equal. Unfortunately that was not the case; plenty of women still got discriminated against because of they’re…

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    almost half of the workforce, yet they get paid less than men. This needs to change. It is unconstitutional not pay women equally. Women receive the same amount of education as men do. Women deserve equal opportunities for equal work. The debate of gender-based wage imbalance, commonly referred to as the wage gap, has been the subject of large debates; “Congress first addressed the issue more than four decades ago in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, mandating an ‘equal pay for equal work’ standard,…

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    Lilly Ledbetter Case

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    higher pay, a number of women today have the same level of education and experience as them. Most women do not realize they are being discriminated upon. One of those women happens to be Lilly Ledbetter. Ledbetter was one of the few female supervisors at her job who had found out she was the subject of discrimination. Lilly Ledbetter worked as a supervisor at the Goodyear plant in Gadsden, Alabama. She worked there for almost two decades until she received a note that revealed the salaries of…

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    My revision is to elaborate on the economic system portion of my review and to add additional information. In this week's assignment, I selected to address the Ledbetter vs. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company case, where Lilly Ledbetter filed discrimination for gender pay. Capitalism and socialism both serve as a crucial part of the economic system for this setting. Some of the characteristics of capitalism are better working conditions, better wages, the profit motive, competition, and greed.…

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    Gender Pay Argument

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    solution to the gender pay gap. There have been several laws and acts put in place to stop the discrimination. Regardless of laws currently in place, women are still being paid less by their employers. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed in 2009 by Barack Obama. The Act “states the EEOC's longstanding position that each paycheck that contains discriminatory compensation is a separate violation regardless of when the discrimination began.” The Lilly Ledbetter was the first piece of…

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    countless battles that take the shape of court cases, executive orders, and legislation. One branch of gender discrimination is the wage gap in the workplace. However, America’s countless attempts to prevent it all appear to be in vain. Through the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, and other significant pieces of legislation, it would seem that women may be paid equally for equal work sometime in the near future. Because of government negligence, however,…

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    Discrimination In History

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    fought for equal rights, slowly making progress (Alter). Even today, many women still report unequal pay for their work, and cruel treatment all due to their gender. There is no reason why women of any race should be treated unequally and inferior to men, and it has occurred throughout history for thousands of years. In Greek play, written by Sophocles around 441 BC, Antigone, the women weren’t considered citizens, didn’t own any property,…

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    Out of nowhere, progress came to a halt and it seemed that the world had forgotten about the fight for pay equality. With little progress and what looked like the beginning of a failed attempt at gender equality, was revived by President Obama. On January 29, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The signing of this act was the revival that women need towards the gender wage gap. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was based on a woman that had been a victim of…

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