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Booz Allen Hamilton Facing Another Sex Discrimination Suit

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    Booz Allen Hamilton Facing Another Sex Discrimination Suit
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    Consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton, of McLean, Va., is facing its second multimillion dollar sex discrimination lawsuit this summer.

    Margo Fitzpatrick, a former partner at the firm, filed her lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court Friday.

    Fitzpatrick accuses the company of denying women a chance to move into leadership positions. After complaining about it, she was fired, she says. She had worked at Booz Allen for 12 years.

    Fitzpatrick -- who is a lesbian -- also believes her sexual orientation played a role in her firing.

    She is seeking $40 million in damages.

    Another former female partner at the firm filed a similar sex discrimination lawsuit against Booz Allen Hamilton last month.

    Booz Allen Hamilton said it strongly disagrees with the allegations and will fight the lawsuits.