The Hartford Tourant

June 2007
Hill;6/6/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 66, p28
The author reflects on the ruling of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by the U.S. Supreme Court. He stresses that the ruling ignored the intent of the law and the precedent-setting cases of the past, and the realities in the workplace, where the salaries of employees are typically kept confidential. He illustrates the case of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s area manager Lilly Ledletter as she was earning up to 40% less than her male counterparts after her 19 years of employment.


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