Ex-Associate Hits Chicago Firm With Sex Bias Claims

Law360, New York (July 21, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT) -- A former Dowd & Dowd Ltd. associate hit the law firm with a sex discrimination suit Thursday in Illinois, claiming she was asked to do secretarial work, was not given the chance to make partner and was fired after she complained.

In one instance, after named plaintiff Veronica Masaitis told managing partner Patrick Dowd that male associates were not expected to perform filing, Dowd “became angry and stormed out of her office,” the complaint said.

Masaitis had already filed a charge of discrimination against the firm...
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