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Fired Hershey IP Attorney Sues Alleging Race, Age, Sex Bias

Kurt Ehresman, 52-year-old former senior counsel for global intellectual property at Hershey Co., has sued his ex-employer, claiming he was replaced with a younger, black, female lawyer in a case of race, age and sex bias.

Ehresman, who is white, filed suit Feb. 6 with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, according to a Bloomberg Law report.

Bloomberg’s Patrick Dorrian writes:

“The move came roughly five years after Hershey recruited him to be ‘the first licensed practice attorney’ in the candymaker’s more than 100-year history, Ehresman charges in the complaint. And it required him to give up his ‘entire portfolio of clients’ and private practice as a condition of joining Hershey, Ehresman says.”

Read the Bloomberg Law article.





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