Law Firm Shareholder Can't Sue For Sex Bias: Judge

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 2:45 PM EST) -- A federal judge has nixed a female shareholder's sex bias suit against Dickie McCamey & Chilcote PC, finding that she isn't an employee entitled to protection under anti-discrimination laws.

Judge Arthur J. Schwab of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment to Pittsburgh-based Dickie McCamey on Oct. 28, ruling that shareholder Alyson Kirleis is an employer rather than an employee and thus can't sue the firm for sexual discrimination.

The judge's decision relied on the standards set out in the...
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