At Trial, Lawyer Claims Former Firm Cut Her Salary Over Pregnancy [USA]

Author: Vesselin Mitev, Law.com, Published on: 13 August 2008

[Jacquelyn Todaro,] [a]n attorney who quit her job after returning from maternity leave is suing her former law firm [Siegel Fenchel & Peddy] for allegedly cutting her salary while she was pregnant and for creating a "hostile environment."...Maria H. Moscarelli…is…suing on the same grounds...[Todaro's lawyer claimed that] [s]hortly after notifying the partnership that she was pregnant…Todaro's salary was cut to $76,875 a year from $102,500...Todaro testified that she felt she was being forced out…Kevin M. Fox...who represents…[Siegel Fenchel & Peddy], portrayed the partnership…as a woman-friendly environment...[and] that cutting salaries was well within the firm's right...By 2003, he said, Todaro's work ethic had declined...[T]he women are seeking $15 million in compensation.

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