Paralegal Hits Winston & Strawn With Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 2:25 PM EST) -- A former Winston & Strawn LLP paralegal has accused the firm of race discrimination, saying she was harassed and eventually fired because she is black.

Latishia Fantozzi, who spent more than eight years at Winston & Strawn before her December 2008 termination, listed racially motivated jokes, insults and other actions she allegedly endured in a complaint lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Fantozzi says her firing — the apparent result of fraudulent billing — was pretextual and was actually...
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