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Biglaw Firm Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit That Alleged Attorney Called Assistant ‘Our Slave’

By on October 26, 2018 in Law Firm Management

Above the Law reports that the Biglaw firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath has settled a racial discrimination case filed against them earlier this year. In that case, Syneetra Hill, an African-American legal assistant in their Princeton office, alleged pay discrimination and that she was subjected to a hostile work environment and retaliation.

Editor Kathryn Rubino writes that Hill’s lawsuit alleges several problematic examples of the work environment, including a former supervising attorney who kept a collection of Confederate memorabilia throughout the office, and an of counsel who referred to Hill as “our slave” in front of a client.

Read the Above the Law article.