Jones Day Calls Family Leave Suit 'The Apex Of Absurdity'

Law360 (July 8, 2020, 5:51 PM EDT) -- Jones Day has defended a public statement it released last year disparaging the married former associates who are challenging the firm's family leave policy, arguing Wednesday that the couple's claim the statement was illegally retaliatory pushes the suit to the "apex of absurdity."

Jones Day said Wednesday that a statement it released in response to two former associates' discrimination complaint can't be considered retaliatory. (Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Former Jones Day associates Mark Savignac and Julia Sheketoff asked the D.C. federal court a week ago to let them add retaliation claims based on that news release to their nearly...

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