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Precedent for Aaron Charney?

Could this story be good news for Aaron Charney, the former Sullivan & Cromwell associate suing his firm for sexual orientation discrimination, as we posted here back in February? According to the just-issued news story, a former partner at Clifford Chance's U.K. office who sued the firm for discrimination based on sexual orientation just settled his case for an undisclosed sum. According to one commentator quoted in the article:

This means that not only did the firm have an allegedly discriminatory culture, but specific circumstances happened where the individual felt personally discriminated against."

The report also added that it is rare that sexual orientation claims hit the headlines because of fear that raising these issues amounts to career suicide -- an observation that I also made when I first posted about this.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on August 20, 2007 at 04:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)


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