Ebonee Avery-Washington

Ebonee Avery-Washington

Program Manager, Legal Advocacy Fund

A leader of one of AAUW’s landmark programs, Ebonee oversees LAF programming while working in close collaboration with LAF-supported plaintiffs and their attorneys. She also makes recommendations for LAF committee and board action on matters concerning gender discrimination, workplace equity, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Ebonee comes to AAUW from AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, where she facilitated the self-help office program, advocated for more than 200 seniors annually, and managed the daily operations of a grassroots pro bono service program. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and a law degree from Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.
 

Work by Ebonee Avery-Washington

Court Case: Sonnino v. University of Kansas Hospital Authority, et al.

Roberta Sonnino sued the institution and others alleging, in part, retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination in violation of Title VII and pay inequity in violation of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2002

Court Case: S.D. v. James Madison University

S.D., a former assistant professor in the College of Business at James Madison University (JMU), sued the university for sex discrimination in the hiring process. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2002

Court Case: Lavalli v. Texas State University-San Marcos

Kari Lavalli sued the institution for sex discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment and retaliation for complaining about the sex discrimination under Texas state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2002

Court Case: Patricia Jean Harris O’Connor v. The Curators of the University of Missouri System, et al.

Patricia O’Connor sued the institution for sex discrimination and retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and pay inequity in violation of the Equal Pay Act. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2002

Court Case: Washington v. Trustees of the California State University and Colleges, et al.

Pat Washington sued the university for sex and race discrimination combined in the denial of tenure, retaliation for complaining about the discrimination, and pay inequity under California state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2002

Court Case: Brodsky v. Kaleida Health and State University of New York at Buffalo

Linda Brodsky, a medical doctor and tenured full professor at SUNY-Buffalo, sued the university for pay inequity in violation of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act and retaliation for complaining about pay inequity in violation of Title VII. Read more »

Resource   |   August 01, 2001

Court Case: Violand v. George Washington University

Laura Violand, Director of Medical Center Advancement at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., sued GWU for pay inequity in violation of the D.C. Human Rights Law. Read more »

Resource   |   August 01, 2001

Court Case: Roderick Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education

Roderick Jackson sued the Birmingham Board of Education under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, alleging that he was retaliated against for protesting sex discrimination against his girls’ basketball team. Read more »

Resource   |   June 01, 2001

Court Case: Handler v. Nova Southeastern University

Robyn Handler, former head softball coach at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), sued the institution for pay inequity and retaliation. Read more »

Resource   |   May 01, 2001

Court Case: Sokol v. St. Louis Community College

Kathy Sokol, former chairperson of the Department of Hospitality Studies/Tourism at St. Louis Community College, sued the institution for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and retaliation. Read more »

Resource   |   March 01, 2001