Lilly Ledbetter – the woman who famously sued her employer for pay discrimination, and who inspired the first piece of legislation President Obama signed into law – joined The Proactive Employer on May 10, 2012.
Ms. Ledbetter discussed her experiences with compensation discrimination, her new book, Grace and Grit: My Fight For Equal Pay and Fairness At Goodyear and Beyond, her landmark lawsuit, and the Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act of 2009 she inspired.
We were also joined by Robin E. Shea, who talked about the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the gender pay gap and compensation discrimination.
We discussed some proposed regulations aimed at eliminating compensation discrimination, field questions and comments from listeners, and concluded with a conversation about what Ms. Ledbetter and Ms. Shea see as the critical steps we need to take to eliminate compensation discrimination and address the gender pay gap.
The Proactive Employer airs on Thursdays at 3 PM Eastern / 12 Noon Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. Tweet your questions using the hashtag #TPE or call in at 1-866-472-5790 to talk to our guests. The show will be available for on-demand listening at The Proactive Employer website, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel and via iTunes following the broadcast.
This show will air live on Thursday, May 10th at 3 PM Eastern / 12 Noon Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.