Bloomberg Law
April 20, 2022, 5:33 PM

Older, Female Ex-FBI Deputy General Counsel Gets Job Bias Trial

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Former FBI general counsel James Baker allegedly harbored bias against older women that may have driven decisions to eliminate a female deputy general counsel’s position and demote her from the senior executive service ranks, a D.C. federal judge ruled.

Marciann Grzadzinski’s evidence is in some ways speculative and doubtful, but it could convince a jury the FBI’s structural and other explanations for its decisions were a pretext for sex, age, or sex-plus-age discrimination, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said Tuesday. It includes Grzadzinski’s own testimony and that of other women who worked under Baker, the court ...