Legal Assistant Sues Drinker Biddle Claiming Race Discrimination

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Drinker Biddle & Reath is facing a discrimination suit from an African-American legal assistant in the firm’s Princeton office claiming she is paid less than her colleagues because of her race and was subjected to a barrage of offensive remarks.

Syneetra Hill’s suit was filed July 26 in Mercer County Superior Court. It brings a claim under New Jersey’s recently enacted equal pay law, which allows a plaintiff to seek treble damages for up to six years of alleged wage discrimination.

The suit also brings claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination for retaliation and fostering a hostile work environment.

Drinker Biddle didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Hill says in the suit that…

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