‘Pit-bull’ lawyer suing IBM for age discrimination

Originally published September 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm (here)

By Gerrit De Vynck

Bloomberg News

Shannon Liss-Riordan filed a class-action lawsuit Monday on behalf of three former IBM employees who say the tech giant discriminated against them based on their age when it fired them.

Shannon Liss-Riordan has been compared to “a pit bull with a Chihuahua in its mouth.” In a career spanning almost 20 years, the Boston-based lawyer has gone after corporations that have either harmed consumers or their own employees. She’s represented workers against Amazon, Uber and Google and has styled her firm as the premier champion for employees left behind by powerful tech companies.