A prominent Pittsburgh law firm has lost its battle to prevent one of its female partners from suing the firm for sex discrimination and sexual harassment now that the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the woman cannot be forced to arbitrate her claims. In the suit, attorney Alyson J. Kirleis accuses Dickie McCamey & Chilcote of paying female lawyers less than males and claims she has been told by a male partner that a woman with children should relinquish her partnership and work only part time.
3rd Circuit: Partner's Discrimination Suit Can Proceed Against Law Firm
The Legal Intelligencer
March 27, 2009