Female Partners Say Firm Bias To Blame For Pay Gap

Law360, New York (July 7, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT) -- The salary gap between male and female partners may be a result of fundamental biases in law firms' compensation practices — not a reflection of women's family obligations, according to a new survey of female partners.

Female partners are deeply dissatisfied with their compensation — on average, 22 percent less than their male counterparts — and reject the idea that parenting and other familial duties are holding them back, according to a report released Wednesday by the Project for Attorney Retention and the Minority Corporate Counsel...
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