Financing discrimination lawsuits is difficult. The plaintiffs often are unemployed by the time they even find a lawyer. Many potential plaintiffs do not find a lawyer, at all. So, it is not surprising to see three women who are suing DePaul University have set up a website seeking donations for their lawsuit. See their website here. Melissa Bradshaw, Penny Silvers, and Jennifer Holtz have sued the school claiming they were denied tenure because of their gender. Of 33 persons up for tenure, seven were denied. Of those seven, five were women.
A case based on tenure might cost more, since the plaintiff may find it necessary to depose each member of the tenure committee – in addiition to the usual depositions of the final decision-makers and any supervisors.