Bloomberg Law
May 7, 2020, 7:50 PMUpdated: May 7, 2020, 10:50 PM

Shearman & Sterling Worker Says Covid-19, Age Spurred Firing (1)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Shearman & Sterling LLP targeted its 62-year-old global manager of facilities and audiovisual infrastructure as the first worker to be let go in Covid-19-related layoffs because of his age, a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan charges.

Mark Kanyuk says the firm tried to cover its age discrimination by falsely accusing him of accepting kickbacks from vendors he dealt with as part of his job. But it never provided him with “a single detail” of his allegedly unethical behavior or a chance to defend himself, he alleges in the suit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for ...

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