Sedgwick Lawyer's Gender Bias Case Nears Settlement

Law360, New York (April 7, 2017, 3:39 PM EDT) -- A Sedgwick LLP partner who sued the firm for allegedly short-changing her and other female lawyers is nearing a settlement deal, according to a Friday filing.

Traci Ribeiro, a nonequity partner in the firm’s Chicago office, first filed a proposed class action in a California state court accusing the firm's all-male leadership team of denying female attorneys equal pay and promotions.

Her complaint described systemic gender discrimination and a male-dominated culture. Ribeiro alleged that she hadn't advanced to equity partner despite being as qualified and successful as male peers, and she cited examples of female attorneys being paid less than men....

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