List of gender equality lawsuits

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This page has a list of lawsuits related to gender equality.

Lawsuit Subject of lawsuit Court of decision Year of decision
Allonby v Accrington and Rossendale College equal pay for work of equal value European Court of Justice 2004
Attorney General v Dow mother's ability to pass on citizenship to children Botswana Court of Appeal 1992
Bhe v Magistrate, Khayelitsha inheritance by women under customary law Constitutional Court of South Africa 2004
Bliss v Canada (AG) unemployment insurance benefits during pregnancy Supreme Court of Canada 1978
Califano v. Goldfarb protection afforded wage earners for surviving spouses Supreme Court of the United States 1977
Canada (AG) v Lavell Indian status retained or lost by Indians marrying non-Indians Supreme Court of Canada 1973
Chrapliwy v. Uniroyal, Inc. segregated hiring and seniority system United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 1982
Craig v. Boren age of majority for purchasing "nonintoxicating" beer Supreme Court of the United States 1976
Equal Opportunities Commission v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry incompatibility of employment equality regulations High Court of England and Wales 2007
Evans v United Kingdom consent for destruction of frozen embryos European Court of Human Rights 2007
Fairchild v. Hughes right to vote Supreme Court of the United States 1922
Fraser v Children's Court, Pretoria North consent to adoption by unmarried fathers Constitutional Court of South Africa 1997
Geduldig v. Aiello disability insurance benefits for female workers during normal pregnancy Supreme Court of the United States 1974
Goesaert v. Cleary employment as bartenders Supreme Court of the United States 1948
Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. limits to minority and female employment United States District Court for the Northern District of California 2004
Hong v. Facebook, Inc. tech-employment gender discrimination and race discrimination San Mateo County Superior Court 2015
Huang v. Twitter class action gender discrimination lawsuit 2015[1]
Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. statute of limitations on pay discrimination Supreme Court of the United States 2007
Leser v. Garnett right to vote Supreme Court of the United States 1922
Mauldin v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. health insurance not covering prescription contraceptives United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 2006
Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan admission to School of Nursing Supreme Court of the United States 1982
Mmusi and Others v Ramantele and Another inheritance by women under customary law Botswana Court of Appeal 2013
Moussouris v. Microsoft Corp. discrimination class-action lawsuit federal court in Seattle 2015
Native Women's Assn of Canada v Canada financial support for interest groups Supreme Court of Canada 1994
Pao v. Kleiner Perkins employment discrimination based on sex San Francisco County Superior Court 2015
Personnel Administrator of Massachusetts v. Feeney hiring preference to veterans over non-veterans Supreme Court of the United States 1979
R v Sullivan (Canada) status of a fetus as a person, with implications for women's rights Supreme Court of Canada 1991
Rajender v. University of Minnesota employment discrimination based on sex United States District Court for the District of Minnesota 1980
Reed v. Reed administrating estates cannot discriminate between sexes Supreme Court of the United States 1971
Roberts v. United States Jaycees full membership Supreme Court of the United States 1984
Rostker v. Goldberg upholding the Selective Service Act of 1948 requiring only men to register for the military draft Supreme Court of the United States 1981
Schultz v. Wheaton Glass Co. equal pay for men and women United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 1970
Stanton v. Stanton age of majority, with implications for child support Supreme Court of the United States 1975
Stopps v Just Ladies Fitness (Metrotown) Ltd admission policy British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal 2006
Thibaudeau v Canada income taxability of alimony for child support received by ex-wife from ex-husband Supreme Court of Canada 1995
Trociuk v British Columbia (AG) control of identity on child's birth certificate Supreme Court of Canada 2003
United Automobile Workers v. Johnson Controls, Inc. fetal protection policies impede the hiring of females Supreme Court of the United States 1991
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes discrimination in promotions, pay, and job assignments Supreme Court of the United States 2011
Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld special benefits for widows and widowers caring for minor children Supreme Court of the United States 1975

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