$100M Gender Pay Discrimination Suit Targets Chadbourne & Parke
March 7, 2017
A $100 million lawsuit filed against law firm Chadbourne & Parke alleges that male partners there earned, on average, about 40 percent more than their female counterparts. A memorandum of law filing in the case states that in 2016, the average base pay for female partners was 21 percent less than their male counterparts. The filing also notes discrepancies in merit bonuses, with 44 percent of male partners earning bonuses, compared to just 28 percent of female partners. The lawsuit, filed by three women in the Southern District of New York, claims Chadbourne “systemically disparately underpaid, systemically shut out of firm leadership, demoted, de-equitized and terminated” female partners.
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