Ex-Staffer Accuses Patton Boggs Of Sex Bias

Law360, New York (September 24, 2010, 5:43 PM EDT) -- A fired accounting staffer for Patton Boggs LLP has accused the Washington-based law firm of retaliating against her for complaining that her direct supervisor favored a male colleague who had physically threatened her.

In a suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday, former cash receipts analyst Kim Coleman accused Patton Boggs of gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Washington's Human Rights Act.

Coleman, who's seeking $300,000 in compensatory...
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