McDermott Settles Asthma-Afflicted Contract Atty’s Firing Suit

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Law360 (August 23, 2021, 8:08 PM EDT) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP and a legal staffing agency reached a settlement with a contract attorney who alleged they fired him rather than accommodate his repeated requests to work remotely to avoid asthma-induced coughing attacks, according to a voluntary dismissal bid filed in New York federal court Monday.

Scott Silk, a document review attorney who was placed by legal staffing agency Hire Counsel on a project at McDermott in December 2017, agreed Monday to voluntarily dismiss in its entirety, and with prejudice, a lawsuit he brought against the agency and firm in December.

The agreement comes a little over a month…

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