Ex-Thompson Hine Secretary Sues For Discrimination

Law360, Los Angeles (October 28, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT) -- An ex-Thompson Hine LLP legal secretary who lost a defamation lawsuit against the partner she supported has now sued the firm for employment discrimination and wrongful termination, alleging she was mistreated based on her status as a pregnant woman and mental health issues.

In a complaint filed Friday, Valerie Medcalf, who worked for Thompson Hine from May 2005 to February 2012, accused the firm of violating various federal and New York state anti-discrimination laws by failing to accommodate her pregnancy and various postpartum-related mental health issues.

"Defendant TH has engaged in a...
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