Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
Managing Your Online Presence
Managing Your Online Presence
Lawsuit Describes Joan Rivers’ Death
Lawsuit Describes Joan Rivers’ Death
Deal Struck between Dentons and Dacheng Law Offices
Deal Struck between Dentons and Dacheng Law Offices
Law Schools Nationwide Lowering Admissions Requirements
Law Schools Nationwide Lowering Admissions Requirements
Legal Job Listings

Sex-Bias Case Filed Against Greenberg Traurig Seeking $200 Million and Class-Action Status View Count: 1

On Monday, an ex-Greenberg Traurig shareholder filed a $200 million gender discrimination suit in the New York federal court, seeking class-action status and alleging that the Florida firm underpays female lawyers and it is run by an “old boys club.”

The lawsuit alleged that the all-male compensation committee of Greenberg Traurig makes “compensation decisions based on archaic assumptions that men were responsible for financially supporting a family.”

In her 52-page complaint, Griesing submitted that she was seeking to represent a class of 215 other current and former female Greenberg Traurig shareholders. She sought a jury trial and reform of the policies of the law firm.

The former Greenberg Traurig attorney, Francine Friedman Griesing alleged violation of the federal Equal Pay Act that prohibits wage disparity based upon gender.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Greenberg Traurig immediately responded with a petition to block a jury trial and have the matter dealt by confidential arbitration.

Hillary Bass, a current female Greenberg-Traurig shareholder said that Griesing’s lawsuit was a publicity stunt and that Greenberg Traurig has “an exemplary record of fairness and advancement irrespective of gender, race or creed.”

However, in the lawsuit, Griesing alleged that Michael Lehr, a member of the compensation committee, when once questioned about her pitiful bonus in 2009, had commented that men had families to support, while she did not need the money. The lawsuit also alleges that Lehr had admitted that Greenberg Traurig had underpaid her by more than $200,000 since 2007 – the year of her joining the law firm.

Sex-Bias Case Filed Against Greenberg Traurig Seeking $200 Million and Class-Action Status by

Tagged: , , , ,

Posted by on December 4, 2012. Filed under Home. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Employee Benefits Attorney-Partner (562003)
USA-PA-Philadelphia

One of the region\'s highly regarded, mid-sized law firms is offering attractive terms to a partner-level attorney with demonstrated expertise in the area of employee benefits/ERISA law.  An LL.M...

Related Posts: