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Lilly Ledbetter to Testify Before Education & Labor Committee

Posted on by Jesse Lee

From the Education and Labor Committee:

Advisory: Education & Labor Committee to Hear Testimony from Plaintiff in Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit Decided by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lilly Ledbetter, the plaintiff in a workplace discrimination lawsuit decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on May 29, will testify about her case before the House Education and Labor Committee next week.

Ledbetter worked for nearly 20 years at a Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company facility in Alabama. She sued the company after learning that she was the lowest-paid supervisor out of a group of 16 supervisors at the facility, despite having more experience than several of her male counterparts. Ledbetter was the only woman supervisor.

In a sharply divided 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled against Ledbetter. The Education and Labor Committee is considering legislation, to be introduced by Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the committee's chairman, that would reverse the Supreme Court's decision by making clear workers' rights under federal employment discrimination law.

WHAT: House Education and Labor Committee Hearing on “Justice Denied? The Implications of the Supreme Court's Ledbetter v. Goodyear Employment Discrimination Decision.”

WHO: Lilly Ledbetter, plaintiff in lawsuit, former Goodyear employee

Other witnesses TBA

WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: Education and Labor Committee Hearing Room

2175 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C.

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