Ex-Bingham Associate Hits Firm With Disability Bias Suit

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 2:41 PM EST) -- A former associate in Bingham McCutchen LLP's Santa Monica, Calif., office slapped the firm with a disability discrimination lawsuit on Monday, claiming she was wrongfully terminated after developing a rare sleep disorder.

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Hartwell Harris alleges that although she had always gotten positive feedback on her work before she developed Delayed Sleep-Phase Syndrome, once she was afflicted with the condition Bingham granted her a short-term disability leave, then placed her on unpaid leave and ultimately terminated her employment....
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