A federal judge in New York City has allowed sex discrimination claims to proceed against Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, an intellectual property law firm that fired an associate two days after she complained in an
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Women lawyers in Chicago have come together from 31 law firms to form a new coalition that will seek to collaborate on supporting the recruitment, retention and promotion of women attorneys and on encouraging women's
Leslie Seldon, a solicitor who was forced by his law firm to retire at 65 has lodged a test appeal, claiming that he was the victim of age discrimination. Mr Seldon's law firm, Clarkson Wright and Jakes, argued that it
Women lawyers might have more opportunities to get into a law firm but they remain less likely to be promoted to partner, according to a U.S. study. Researchers from the University of Iowa found women who practiced in
The gender pay gap is still a huge problem in the legal profession according to comprehensive survey by the Law Society.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has resolved a religious discrimination suit filed against the firm by a former New York associate. Schoenfeld, an associate who was laid off last October after only two months, claimed that he was
A former associate at Bingham McCutchen has filed a discrimination complaint against the Boston law firm, claiming it failed to promptly investigate her allegation that she had been drugged at a firm holiday party, and
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The European Commission has abandoned its plans to protect gays and lesbians against discrimination under pressure from Germany. An anti-discrimination bill against all forms of discrimination on the grounds laid out
A top City lawyer who won a claim for sex discrimination after being driven from her job in an 18-month campaign of bullying is seeking £19 million in compensation. Gill Switalski, 51, was left a mental and physical
A Haitian woman is suing one of the world's largest law firms for $75 million, claiming that the firm used her only as window dressing because of her race, fired her for complaining about it, and finally blacklisted her
Ethnic minority and female students are still struggling to make their way into the UK’s top law firms, comprehensive new research has found, despite attempts by commercial practices to tackle diversity. The annual
Clifford Chance has voted to update its early retirement package for partners, with the Magic Circle firm bringing the system in line with age discrimination laws. Under the previous system, someone who made partner
A former associate from Allen & Overy’s New York office is suing the firm for race discrimination. Former associate Norman Schoenfeld, who worked at the firm from August to October this year, is bringing an action
Allianz SE's Dresdner Kleinwort won a race-discrimination case filed by a former investment banker who sought 10 million pounds ($21 million) over claims he was fired because he couldn't speak German. An employment