Bloomberg Law
Feb. 12, 2021, 5:19 PM

Jones Day Couple Can Claim Retaliation Over Firm’s Press Release

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Two married former associates suing Jones Day for alleged parental leave, sex, and other bias can add retaliation claims based on a press release the law firm issued after they sued, which they say contains maliciously false assertions designed to ruin their professional reputations, a District of Columbia federal judge ruled.

Mark Savignac and Julia Sheketoff say Jones Day heightened the damaging effects of that retaliation by promoting the press release on Facebook and Twitter.

They sued in August 2019, alleging Savignac was fired two weeks after their son was born and three business days after they sent Jones Day ...

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