Paul L. Caron

Friday, April 5, 2019

NY Times: Six Former Women Associates Sue Jones Day, Say 'Fraternity Culture' Led To Pregnancy And Gender Discrimination

Jones DayNew York Times, Jones Day Law Firm Is Sued for Pregnancy and Gender Discrimination by 6 Women:

Jones Day, one of the world’s largest, wealthiest law firms, was sued on Wednesday by six former female associates who accused it of engaging in gender and pregnancy discrimination by underpaying them, thwarting their advancement and pushing them out once they had children.

In their lawsuit, the women say that although Jones Day hires male and female associates in roughly equal numbers, the best work goes to men and that men are paid better and promoted more often “even when their legal skills are notably deficient.”

“In Jones Day’s fraternity culture,” the complaint says, “male brotherhood is affirmed and strengthened by comments and conduct that derogate women, leaving female associates to choose between capitulation and exclusion.”

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"Fraternity Culture" led to pregnancy? Please. Biology says otherwise.
I'm pretty sure that it was riding the baloney pony that led to the pregnancy.
Eh, ladies? You hopped on, did you not?

Posted by: Paul A'Barge | Apr 5, 2019 9:18:17 AM