NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Mets and chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon have settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former executive who claimed she was fired because she had a child without being married.
Both the Mets and former senior vice president of ticket sales Leigh Castergine issued a joint statement Friday announcing the end of the Brooklyn federal court lawsuit.
According to the statement, the lawsuit “will result in the organization being more attentive to the important issues raised by women in sports.” But offered no examples of how that might be carried out.
The statement also said the club was committed to the encouragement of female executives, before adding that both sides would have no further comments.
The lawsuit filed by Castergine last year had sought unspecified damages, claiming she was fired after enduring insults and humiliation.
She said she was subjected to discrimination after learning she was pregnant in August 2013.
Castergine alleged Wilpon told senior executives he was “morally opposed” to her having a baby while unmarried.
Wilpon and the club said in court papers that Castergine was fired for legitimate business reasons.
Castergine was hired in December 2010 as vice president of ticket sales and service.
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