E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Files Complaint Over East Greenbush Central School District’s Maternity Discrimination
Superintendent Angela Nagle was asked to resign after returning from maternity leave after delivering her twin children
Troy, New York – Attorney Ryan M. Finn, of the law firm E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission directed at the Board of Education of the East Greenbush Central School District on the behalf of Dr. Angela M. Nagle, Superintendent of the East Greenbush Central School District. The complaint describes how Superintendent Nagle was subjected to harassment and intimidation because of her pregnancy, and how she was eventually asked for her resignation after returning from maternity leave after delivering her twin children.
The Board of Education of the East Greenbush Central School District sought to “buy out” Superintendent Nagle from her 2015 – 16 contract with the school district. Several male members of the Board of Education bullied, harassed, and demeaned Superintendent Nagle, sending a message that it was unacceptable for a woman to take maternity leave. The behavior began in October of 2014, when Superintendent Nagle announced her pregnancy, and persisted until she was asked for her resignation in April of 2015.
“The behavior Dr. Nagle was subjected to was not only unlawful, it was something no woman should experience in a civilized workplace,” said Attorney Ryan M. Finn. “Dr. Nagle is very reluctantly going public with her story because she feels the taxpayers of the East Greenbush Central School District are unaware of the actions of the Board of Education, and because she believes as the leader of a school district, she had a moral and ethical obligation to report bullying, harassment and discrimination. These are types of behavior we teach our children are wrong.”
Superintendent Nagle has led the East Greenbush Central School District since 2008, and has consistently been praised for her performance by the School District.
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