Axed Akin Gump Lawyer Says Firm Lied About Diversity

Law360, New York (December 6, 2010, 3:10 PM EST) -- A black associate fired from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has accused the firm of Civil Rights Act violations, saying it touted her as an example of its diversity while simultaneously looking for reasons to fire her.

Tameka Simmons, a former New York associate fired in December 2009, says the firm violated the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1964 by using bogus claims that she spent too much time out of the office as a pretext to terminate her. Simmons filed her complaint...
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