A New York federal judge has allowed sex discrimination claims to proceed against an intellectual property law firm that fired an associate two days after she complained in an e-mail to partners that the firm's women lawyers were being "relegated to non-partnership track support roles." The judge also found that remarks by Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane's managing partner that the associate was insufficiently "sweet" in dealing with a paralegal "could be construed as reflecting discriminatory animus."
Associate's Sex Discrimination Claims Proceed Against Law Firm
New York Law Journal
August 5, 2008