Ex-Mitsubishi Atty Claims Sex Bias Led To Her Ouster

By Vin Gurrieri (September 19, 2018, 8:30 PM EDT) -- A Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. unit illegally refused to promote one of its top attorneys to general counsel because of her gender and fired her under false pretenses after she complained about the conglomerate's discriminatory treatment of women, according to a suit in New York federal court.

Plaintiff Jennifer S. Fischman, who worked as an in-house lawyer at Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings America Inc. for about a decade, alleged that the company violated Title VII by not promoting her to the job of general counsel and chief compliance officer on a permanent basis because of her gender and later concocted a reason to...

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