A former Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders associate is claiming global search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa terminated her job search in retaliation for the discrimination suit she filed against Troutman Pepper, according to a complaint filed in Maryland federal court on Monday.

Gita Sankano, who sued Troutman Pepper in January, claimed Major Lindsey told its recruiters to refrain from working with her even as she was being considered as a candidate by another law firm. Sankano claims Major Lindsey retaliated against her after alleging that Troutman Pepper fired her after she filed a formal human resources complaint against a partner.