Dechert Denies 'Macho' Claims In Ex-Associate's Suit

Law360, New York (April 28, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT) -- Dechert LLP said Tuesday it does not force male attorneys to act “macho” or expect women to shoulder family responsibilities, denying a former Boston associate's claim that he was fired for flouting gender stereotypes by caring for his mentally ill wife.

Ariel Ayanna, who worked for Dechert from September 2006 through March 2009, sued the firm in December, alleging he faced discrimination for devoting too much time to family obligations and was unlawfully fired when he took leave to care for his wife after she attempted...
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