Finnegan Fired Woman Based On Age, Disability, Suit Says

By Aebra Coe (March 15, 2016, 4:02 PM EDT) -- A former legal secretary for Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP sued the intellectual property law firm Monday in D.C. federal court, accusing it of discriminating against her based on age and disability status.

Kathleen Thomas, who worked for the Washington, D.C.-based law firm for 16 years, alleges in her complaint that Finnegan fired her because of her age — she was 64 at the time — and because she needed time off of work for a back surgery to address her spinal stenosis. She also claims Finnegan routinely failed to pay her for overtime that she worked.

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