McDermott Faces Pregnancy Discrimination Claims In London

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT) -- McDermott Will & Emery LLP has reportedly been slapped with pregnancy discrimination claims by a former London-based attorney alleging McDermott released her and a boss insisted she repay £18,000 ($27,157) in maternity pay after pregnancy complications sidelined her for more than six months.

Intellectual property lawyer Cheng Tan said her mistreatment began before her delivery date and extended past her childbirth, which was marred with two recovery surgeries — allegations that McDermott emphatically denied before the London Central Employment Tribunal in live proceedings, according to the...
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