Ex-McDermott Sales Rep Sues Firm Over Age Bias

Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 9:22 PM EDT) -- A former McDermott Will & Emery LLP sales collection representative hit the firm with an age discrimination suit Friday in Illinois, accusing his boss of giving him an inadequate amount of time to meet new job responsibilities that younger staffers were afforded.

Lawrence J. Wojtowicz, 63, was fired in August at age 62 following the arrival of a new collections department manager, Jayne Giordano, without receiving a fair opportunity to adapt to his new boss' changes, according to the complaint.

"There were prejudices against Wojtowicz based...
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