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Unit 4 Ledbetter article – page 1 Glass ceiling – page 2 The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into legislation on January 29, 2009 by President Obama. The act restored workers' rights to challenge illegal wage discrimination in the federal courts; however the Paycheck Fairness Act has not passed the Senate. Lilly Ledbetter is a 20-year employee of Goodyear Tire. John Kennedy signed the original EPA (Equal pay Act) in 1963, the addendum of the Paycheck Fairness Act would give strength to incentives preventing discrimination, and it also has a provision related to retaliation against employees who may inquire about wage practices to their employer. The statistics show that the average women make 77 cents for dollar earned by men. This creates a problem in this country because more and more women have evolved to the main bread winner in the family, or they may be a single parent due to death or divorce, or by choice. How can the economy flourish when a large percentage of the countries workers are paid less because they are female? (The Huffington Post, 2009)
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2011 for the course HR 320 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Minnesota School of Business.

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