Judge Trims Ex-Howard & Howard Intern's Sex Bias Suit

Law360 (May 4, 2021, 7:52 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday found that a former Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC summer associate hadn't alleged conduct severe or pervasive enough to sustain her sexual harassment claim as part of a broader gender discrimination suit against the Chicago firm.

Jennie Christensen sued the firm in August, asserting it violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and that she faced a hostile work environment. But while the alleged conduct she describes in her complaint raises eyebrows, the allegations are insufficient for her harassment claim, U.S. District Judge Mary Rowland said.

"The conduct as alleged is unprofessional and inappropriate, to say...

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