NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It was anything but a standard birth.
Tara Tan, 42, the former manager of Manhattan’s swanky Meatpacking hotel, has filed a $10 million discrimination suit against The Standard.
Tan claims she was fired soon after she gave birth inside a room at the establishment.
According to the New York Post, Tan said she routinely worked 100 hours per week, and helped get the hotel up and running.
Tan worked late into her pregnancy, despite doctor’s orders to take it easy, and last March, near the end of her shift, she gave birth inside a room.
Tan exited the hotel through a side door and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, according to The Post. When she returned to work (remotely) three days later, Tan claims she was docked for hours she missed and said her duties were being stripped away.
According to the lawsuit, Tan said she was eventually fired after being falsely accused of stealing items from her office.
The lawsuit filed by Tan’s attorney William Keith Watanabe, claims Tan, who is Malaysian, “did not possess the physical attributes to work at the hotel because at over 40 years of age and having recently given birth to two children she was, so far as defendants were concerned, not young, thin of model-like proportions, or one of ‘the beautiful people’ desired at the hotel,” according to The Post.
“She’s a good soul and a hard worker, and deserved better,” said Watanabe.
CBSNewYork.com has reached out to The Standard for comment.
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