Ex-Proskauer CFO Zeroes In on Cancer As Cause of Firing

, The Am Law Daily


Elly Rosenthal, who worked in Proskauer Rose's finance department for more than 18 years, sued her former employer for $10 million after being terminated in March 2011, claiming she was the subject of age, gender, and disability discrimination. She has now dropped two of those claims and is focusing her fight on the firm's decision to fire her as the result of a three-month medical leave she took in 2008 to recover from treatment for breast cancer.

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  • Anonymous

    Anyone else think this sounds ridiculous? I have no involvement nor do I know anyone involved, but the claim that she was terminated based on medical leave three years earlier seems like a stretch.

    Perhaps we should adopt the English rule.

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