I was recently intrigued by a question in a marketing piece from one of the major carriers for employment practices liability: “Who is Lilly Ledbetter and how is she helping you sell EPLI?”
Amid the ever-changing legal, economic and social landscape that affects employee-employer relations, numerous articles describe the number of charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, average costs of defense, trends in the types of allegations and by whom, etc. But the Lilly Ledbetter case seemed to put a personal spin on the ever-ongoing issue. So I picked up the telephone and called her in Jacksonville, Ala.
Even though employers are many times over more conscientious and thoughtful than in the past when it comes to employee policies such as gender and diversity issues, sexual harassment, and various forms of discrimination, they should also realize that:
• Employees also are increasingly aware of their rights under the law.