Letter Proves Age Discrimination At Sidley: EEOC

Law360, New York (September 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former director at law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP should be forced to speak up about a letter he signed detailing the firm’s allegedly illegal retirement policy, according to a motion filed in federal court by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The agency, which sued the Chicago-based law firm in January 2005, said the letter backs up its claims that Sidley Austin uses an unspoken mandatory-retirement policy. The EEOC filed the action on behalf of 32 former Sidley partners who were demoted...
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