Atty’s Parental Leave Row Fit for Arbitration, 1st Circ. Said

By Brian Dowling (January 26, 2022, 6:23 PM EST) — The First Circuit on Wednesday declined to reinvigorate the sex discrimination lawsuit of an attorney claiming he was fired for taking parental leave, adopting the explanation of Federal Judge in Boston That Letter of Hire Mandated Arbitration.

The sex discrimination lawsuit of a lawyer claiming he was fired for taking parental leave will not be revived by a First Circuit panel, which has confirmed his claims are ripe for arbitration. In a brief two-page judgment signed by U.S. Circuit Judges William J. Kayatta Jr., David J. Barron, and Gustavo A. Gelpí, the panel rejected attorney Bryan O’Brien’s bid to arrest the dismissal while the arbitration is taking place. O’Brien explained that he…

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