Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond by Lilly Ledbetter was recently added to the library’s new book shelf.
The book tells the story of the author’s decade-long legal battle for equal rights in the workplace. Ledbetter was one of the few females to hold a management position at an Alabama Goodyear plant, facing daily discrimination and sexual harassment.
After 19 years on the job, she learned through an anonymous note that she was making 40% less than her male counterparts. She filed a complaint with the EEOC and then brought suit and won, only to lose on appeal. She later lost her landmark discrimination case at the U.S. Supreme Court, which sparked the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act of 2009.