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USA: Judge rules former Booz Allen employee was not demoted due to discrimination

Author: Zoe Tillman, National Law Journal (USA), Published on: 2 April 2015

“Former Booz Allen lawyer loses discrimination suit,” 30 Mar 2015 [Subsciption only]

A former lawyer at Booz Allen Hamilton…who claimed that women older than 40 faced a “glass ceiling” within the company has lost her discrimination case. Carla Calobrisi joined Booz Allen’s law department in 2000 at age 44…In 2011, she said she was demoted from “principal” to “senior associate” as part of internal restructuring...[The judge] found that Calobrisi failed to show that Booz Allen’s decision to restructure the law department was a pretext for discrimination. Calobrisi’s lawyer…said they plan to appeal. She declined to comment on…[the] ruling. [A] Booz Allen spokesman...said the court “agreed with Booz Allen's position that Ms. Calobrisi was treated fairly, and the decisions affecting her role within the firm were based on legitimate business justifications, rather than discrimination.”…

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Related companies: Booz Allen Hamilton