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"Jessica was wrong to fire you, but she didn't fire you because you're a woman. She fired you because she didn't trust you."
"I know that."
"So then you also know that keeping this suit alive is sticking it to her."
"That's the whole point.
"

Mike Ross and Monica Eton

Monica Eton is a former senior associate at Pearson Hardman who later sued the firm for sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

History

"The only thing you're sorry about is your little maneuver backfired."
"Yeah, but it didn't backfire on me. It backfired on Jessica."
"That's too bad. That's exactly what I'm happy about."
―Monica Eton and Mike Ross[src]
Monica Eton worked as an associate at Pearson Hardman from 2003 to 2007. During her time there, she befriended Rachel Zane, but was also sexually harassed by Louis Litt, who had a crush on her. After her extramarital affair with Daniel Hardman was revealed in 2007, Jessica Pearson fired her.[1] She works as merchant in Park Avenue boutique.

Five years later, as a ploy to rid Hardman of some of the support he had at the firm, Harvey Specter told Mike Ross to approach Monica and convince her to file a sexual harassment suit against Hardman. Harvey later revealed that he had set up the meeting with Monica at Louis' usual Thursday lunch restaurant to see if Louis would inform Hardman.[2]

Hardman then took Mike's suit, which was intended solely to relieve Hardman of some of his support, and officially filed it word-for-word as a gender discrimination suit against Jessica as well as a sexual harassment suit against Louis.[3]

Notes

  • It is exceedingly odd that a Harvard-educated lawyer would be working as a retail merchant at a boutique, even after getting fired. However, since Jessica refused to write Monica a letter of recommendation, this possibly made her look undesirable to other law firms.

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