Bloomberg Law
Oct. 2, 2020, 5:46 PM

Locke Lord Settles ‘Lost Bonuses’ Claims for Female Associates

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

International law firm Locke Lord agreed to pay 22 female associates $150,000 as part of an agreement to end a Labor Department investigation that claimed women were paid less in salary and bonuses than men doing similar work at a Rhode Island branch.

The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which enforces civil rights laws for federal contractors, announced Thursday that it reached a conciliation agreement with Locke Lord to resolve the allegations of pay discrimination at a former Edwards Wildman Palmer office in Providence, R.I. The government accused the firm of paying female associates less than men from ...