“No one should get paid less for doing the same job because she is a woman.”Lilly Ledbetter
“No one should get paid less for doing the same job because she is a woman.”
In a Supreme Court case, Lilly Ledbetter sued Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for unequal pay.1 Although her salary was initially on par with those of male peers, over the years her pay was, on average, 20% lower than that of men working the same job. She lost her case because of the statute of limitations; however, she has been a stalwart advocate of equal pay for equal work for women.
Arora VM. It Is Time for Equal Pay for Equal Work for Physicians—Paging Dr Ledbetter. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1305–1306. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3289
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