Bloomberg Law
Aug. 14, 2019, 4:58 PMUpdated: Aug. 14, 2019, 6:50 PM

Jones Day Sued for Parental Leave Bias Against Men (1)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Jones Day’s parental leave policy for its attorneys and other employees discriminates based on sex, a new lawsuit says.

Husband and wife lawyers Mark Savignac and Julia Sheketoff make that claim in a complaint filed in federal court in Washington Aug. 14.

The couple met while clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and worked together in Jones Day’s Supreme Court and appellate practice group, the suit says. Sheketoff left the firm shortly before their son was born and Savignac was fired, they say.

Savignac’s discharge came two weeks after their son was born and three business days ...

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