Francine Griesing filed a $200 million class action law suit against her former law firm, Greenberg Traurig, alleging that the firm discriminated against her and other female lawyers in its Philadelphia office because of their gender. Greenberg Traurig is one of the nation’s 200 largest law firms, and Ms. Griesing was a partner there from 2007 to 2010.
Ms. Griesing claims that many women partners received less compensation than did men with similar accomplishments. According to her law suit, there was only one exception to the inferior treatment afforded female partners: “GT [Greenberg Traurig] prioritizes, pays and promotes women who have intimate relationships with firm leaders or who acquiesce to sexualized stereotypes.”
So they do provide an equal opportunity!