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Mets sued by ex-exec who claims she was fired for being pregnant and unwed

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    And, Jeff Passan is calling for Jeff Wilpon's head:

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Is there video?
  3. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    If this causes Jeffy to lose his job, is there anyone who thought Charles Dolan would keep the job his daddy gave him longer than Jeff.
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Roger Goodell just suspended the pregnant woman for six games.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Be cool if Steve Phillips was the father.
  6. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    The firm representing her is the same firm that represented Anucha Browne Sanders against the Knicks. The lead lawyer on the complaint, Anne Vladeck, is probably the most respected plaintiff side employment litigator in NYC.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    You can be fired for any reason in an at-will employment state.
  8. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Not quite.

    Discrimination laws trump at-will firing.


    From that site: in all 50 states, federal law makes it illegal to discriminate based on sex, including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions. New York state law has further protections for those situations, as well.
  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Nope. You can't be fired for a reason which violates the law. Like gender or pregnancy discrimination.
  10. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    And every state is an "at-will" employment law state.
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Apart from such a firing being wrong and perhaps actionable, I prefer my news and analysis without the shrill, hissy-fit, best-typed-in-all-caps, purple prose to which the writer resorts here. The facts of what happened should be compelling enough without the writer setting his hair on fire.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It's a follow-up column to a news story that had already been kicking around.
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