Way back in 1979, a woman named Lilly was working as an overnight manager for Goodyear. It was a great job for a woman at that time and Lilly did well — she was named “Top Performer” in 1996 by Goodyear.
But a while after that Lilly received an anonymous note saying she was being paid 40 percent less than her male colleagues. It was devastating for her to consider the amounts lost to her wages, retirement and savings over 19 years at Goodyear.
So Lilly sued the company and won $360,000 in compensation. But Goodyear appealed and the case went to the Supreme Court. Read More