LAF cases

Court Case: Austen v. University of Hawaii

Kay Austen 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. Read more »

Court Case: Shaw v. University of California, Santa Cruz

In this case, a professor of women’s studies who charged that she was refused tenure because of her sex and academic field was awarded tenure and $156,500 in an out-of-court settlement. Read more »

Court Case: Paul v. Stanford University

Diana Paul sued the institution for sex and race discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Equal Rights Act of 1964 and California state laws. Read more »

Court Case: Boucher v. Fordham University

This case, in which a woman professor of theology charged that she was denied promotion to full professor because of sex bias, was settled out of court in 1983. Read more »

Court Case: Lever v. Northwestern University, et al.

Janet Lever sued the university and others for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more »

Court Case: Penk, et al. v. Oregon State Board of Higher Education

Anna Penk was the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, in which she and 21 other named individuals sued the Board for sex discrimination in pay, promotion, and treatment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more »

Court Case: Zahorik, et al. v. Cornell University

Donna Zahorik, Judith Long-Laws, Jacqueline Livingston, Antonia Glasse, and Charlotte Farris sued the institution for claims including sex discrimination, retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination, and pay inequity in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more »

Court Case: Fields v. Clark University

Rona Fields sued the university for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more »

Court Case: Sloboda v. New York University

A sexual harassment case that focused on the unsettled, critically important question of what constitutes an appropriate, adequate, and timely response to an employee’s charge of sexual harassment. Read more »

Court Case: Krause v. Marquette University Dental School

A case alleging that a part-time clinical supervisor in the dental hygiene program was discriminated against because of her sex when the university denied her request for an unpaid maternity leave. Read more »