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Former Partner at Reed Smith Filed a Pay and Gender Bias Lawsuit Against the Big Law Firm

A former nonequity partner at Reed Smith has alleged in a lawsuit that her male colleagues treated her unfairly, and the law firm allowed it to happen.

Sherri Affrunti filed the pay and gender bias lawsuit in New Jersey state court in Mercer County on Dec. 18, Law.com reports.

According to the suit, Reed Smith allowed Affrunti’s male peers to “obstruct rather than to enhance her productivity; improperly take credit for her work and originations; direct business away from her; and ostracize her rather than collaborate with her.”

Yet the male lawyers were given opportunities, introductions, and support to build their practices that she did not receive, the lawsuit said. They were also paid more than Affrunti, even though she performed as well or better than they did, according to the suit.

Read the source article at abajournal.com

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