Williams Mullen Settles Legal Secretary's Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT) -- Williams Mullen has settled a lawsuit filed by a former legal secretary who claimed the firm unfairly scrutinized her requests for absences to care for her disabled mother and son and fired her without cause in favor of a much younger employee.

Judge Robert E. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted the parties' joint motion to dismiss the suit Friday, noting that the “matters in the dispute between them have been resolved by mutual agreement.”

Ann M. Sayles, 63,...
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