The Contemporary Legal Environment and Employment Claims Against Law Firms

Date

2010

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Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

White it is tempting to consider law firms a low risk for employment claims, unfortunately, there many examples of lawyers and firms being sued by associates, staff attorneys, and non-lawyer staff for various forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Accordingly, the article reviews how firms must be ever-sensitive to employment law issues.

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Keywords

Changed law firm environment, Law firm economics and the recent recession, Performance reviews as termination tools, Changes in associate compensation, Staff pressures, Expanded media coverage of the legal profession, Retaliation claims, Workplace bullying, Partners and the employment law paradigm, Mandatory retirement policies

Citation

Douglas R. Richmond, The Contemporary Legal Environment and Employment Claims Against Law Firms, 43 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 471 (2010-2011)