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          Being A Partner Isn’t The ‘Worst Job In Biglaw’ — Being A Pregnant Associate Is

          Joan C. Williams, director of the UC Hastings Center for WorkLife Law, notes that she’s heard “very, very persistent reports that women return from maternity leave and find it very difficult to get work, even if they return to work full-time.”

          According to Williams, it is not at all uncommon for women to return to work after a pregnancy and be let go after they’re unable to fulfill their billable hours requirements.

          For all of the many, many ways that Biglaw firms tout their commitment to gender equality in the workplace, and for all of the initiatives they dream up to promote work/life balance, things like this are still happening behind the scenes. For every women’s achievement accolade a firm racks up, one or more of its female employees is being denied the same privileges that her male colleagues enjoy.

          Read the full story on Above the Law here.

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