Reed Smith finds itself defending against a lawsuit from a former attorney, Aaron Chase, who alleges the firm fired him in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. The lawsuit also says Chase is looking to amend the complaint to add claims of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The complaint, which in addition to the firm names co-chairs of the firm’s global regulatory enforcement group, Michael Lowell and Jennifer Achilles, as defendants, alleges Chase was retaliated against after suffering a concussion on vacation in September 2019. As reported by Law.com, Chase alleges that while suffering from the ramifications of the concussion in October 2019, Achilles brought up an error that he made on a case. She also is alleged to have brought up previous mistakes that Chase says she never mentioned prior to suffering from the concussion:
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