A third woman who worked in DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley office has come forward with accusations of improper conduct by the firm and Louis Lehot, the influential Silicon Valley rainmaker who recently left the firm amid sexual assault allegations brought by a junior partner.
Administrative assistant Andrea Ivan, 65, says she believes Lehot pushed a human resources officer in the firm to terminate her because of her age. Based a co-worker’s description of Lehot’s personal administrative assistant as “young and hot,” Ivan contended that he had an unacceptable standard for female employees. Her filing with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission follows an earlier complaint by an unnamed HR officer going by Jane Smith who said that she was let go because of her unwillingness to push out an administrative assistant Lehot wanted fired.
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