Pa. Firm’s Anti-Gay Culture Cost Ex-Atty A Job, Suit Says

Law360, Philadelphia (March 20, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A former Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley PC attorney alleged Wednesday in Pennsylvania court that an entrenched anti-gay culture at the firm cost him a lucrative job opportunity and tarnished his reputation.

Jeffrey Downs claims senior partners of Anapol Schwartz — including Tom Anapol and Sol Weiss — derailed an offer he received to join rival firm Raynes McCarty by falsely claiming Downs planned to sue Anapol Schwartz for discrimination. Downs, who is gay, repeatedly complained that he was being paid less than his...
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