A Call to Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.


This documentary tells the story of Lilly Ledbetter, whose fight for equal pay for equal work eventually involved all three branches of government. Her U.S. Supreme Court case, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., turned on the interpretation of the 180-day statute of limitations for filing a discrimination complaint under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After losing at the Supreme Court, Ledbetter urged Congress to start the 180-day clock for filing a complaint on the date an employee learned of the discrimination. The result was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.

Closed captions available in English and Spanish.

Awards & Honors

  • ABA Silver Gavel Award
  • Bronze Telly Award
  • Award of Excellence Special Mention from Best Shorts Competition
  • Gold Award from CINDY Awards
  • Clarion Award
  • Silver Award from the DAVEY Awards
  • Platinum Award from Hermes Creative Awards