An employment discrimination lawsuit aimed at a large corporation can be a challenge, no matter the industry. But when a plaintiff – especially a woman – sues a law firm for employment discrimination, it can be monumentally explosive. That’s because lawyers at the partner level are often owners of the firm, so any lawsuit will affect them personally.
That’s the challenge Nancy Ezold faced in 1990 when she sued now-defunct law firm Wolf, Block, Schorr, and Solis-Cohen. The case is often described as the first to be brought and tried against a law firm over sex discrimination in denial of partnership. To learn more about this interesting topic, please visit this link to read a recent article about gender discrimination in law firms.