NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — According to court papers, the New York Mets fired a top team executive for legitimate business reasons despite her allegations she lost her job because she had a child without being married.
The papers were filed in federal court in Brooklyn by Team Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Wilpon on Friday.
Leigh Castergine, the Ivy League-educated former head of the Mets’ ticket sales, filed the lawsuit against Wilpon and the club in September.
Castergine said she was subjected to discrimination after learning she was pregnant in August 2013. She alleges insults and humiliation were hurled at her by Wilpon, who she claimed was upset that she had a child without being married.
Castergine is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit that claims Wilpon told senior executives he was “morally opposed” to her having a baby while unmarried.
After she complained to the team’s human resources department, she was fired on Aug. 26, the lawsuit said.
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