DA Targeted In Gender Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (February 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A slighted veteran prosecutor in California has brought a gender discrimination lawsuit against Alameda County District Attorney Thomas J. Orloff, alleging that his office has kept qualified female attorneys from being promoted and has criticized female employees for taking maternity leave.

Angela C. Backers, a 22-year attorney for the county and one of its leading death penalty prosecutors, filed the suit in the Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday. She accused Orloff of regularly promoting men with fewer qualifications over Backers and other women to higher...
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