Dechert Settles Discrimination Suit From Ex-Payroll Staffers

Law360 (March 20, 2018, 6:41 PM EDT) -- Dechert LLP has agreed to settle claims from a pair of female ex-payroll staffers who accused the firm of fostering a “boys club” mentality and said they were fired on the basis of their age and gender.

The settlement, which was docketed by a Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday, ends claims that Dechert violated state and federal discrimination laws when it fired Patricia Gindhart and Dana Dudek in October 2016 as part of what the firm said was a move to a cloud-based application for finance and human resources operations.

A representative from Dechert and an attorney for the plaintiffs did...

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