Legal Advocacy

Use these resources to understand and use the legal system to pursue justice and change.

Past LAF-Supported Cases

In 1981, AAUW members in Ithaca, New York, helped support five Cornell University women faculty members’ sex discrimination lawsuits. Their effort made such a big difference that AAUW decided to […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 18, 2013

Overview of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

What does Title VII say? What remedies do I have under Title VII? What will the EEOC do after I have filed a charge of discrimination? What relief is available […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 17, 2013

Case Support Travel Grant Program in a Box

The Case Support Travel Grant is awarded to AAUW states or regions to enable Legal Advocacy Fund-supported plaintiffs, their lawyers, and related experts to speak at meetings or conventions. The […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 13, 2013

LAF Express — July 2012

This LAF Express includes articles about how the LAF-supported Title IX lawsuit Bull v. Board of Trustees of Ball State University reached a successful conclusion and AAUW member Cindy Wolff successfully held her school district accountable for fixing sex discrimination. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 06, 2013

LAF Express — February 2012

This LAF Express includes articles about how there was a minor victory in the LAF-supported Title IX lawsuit Parker v. Franklin County Community School Corporation and how plaintiffs from the LAF-supported lawsuit Cioca v. Rumsfeld is featured in the documentary The Invisible War. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 06, 2013

LAF Express — January 2013

This LAF Express includes articles about how The Invisible War, a film about military sexual assault that features several LAF-supported plaintiffs, received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 06, 2013

Pay Equity: Additional Resources

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  |     |   February 04, 2013

Pregnancy Discrimination Act: Additional Resources

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) forbids discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, such as leave and health insurance, and any other term or condition of employment. Read more »

  |     |   February 04, 2013

Case Support Travel Grant Application

Through the Case Support Travel Grant, AAUW groups can apply to have a plaintiff or lawyer from a currently-supported or recently-supported lawsuit speak at their state convention or regional meeting. Applications are due by Oct. 15 each year. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   February 04, 2013

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Additional Resources

Sexual harassment includes offensive or pervasive conduct in the workplace related to a person’s sex that negatively affects a reasonable person’s employment. Review our list of of organizations and publications that offer more resources to get help. Read more »

  |     |   February 04, 2013