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Labor & Employment – Partner not an ‘employee’ for Title VII (access required)

Where a patent attorney who was a shareholding partner and equal owner of the firm, was compensated according to the firm’s profits and losses, enjoyed a high degree of independence and could only be terminated by a majority of the firm’s board, she was not an “employee” entitled to Title VII protection. Background Shawna Lemon practiced patent ...

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