Big Law Firm Settles Age-Discrimination Suit

Sidley Austin, one of the nation’s largest law firms, has agreed to pay $27.5 million to 32 former partners to settle a closely watched age-discrimination lawsuit brought by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The commission contended that Sidley violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it stripped 32 partners of their partnership status in 1999 on account of their age.

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