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.

"A causal...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!