Debevoise & Plimpton Sued Over Race, Sex Bias

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 8:47 PM EST) -- A former Debevoise & Plimpton LLP staffer sued the law firm for sex and racial discrimination Wednesday, claiming a supervisor gave preferential treatment to white male employees and even segregated the office seating chart.

Cathy A. Daves, an African-American female, began working at Debevoise as a document specialist and troubleshooter in November 2004. She claims she was treated differently from the start of her employment, being subjected to two background checks while white employees only underwent one check.

Throughout her employment at Debevoise, Daves “noticed a...
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