October 10, 2012
Is being a former lingerie model grounds for dismissal?
Tiffany Webb, a highly regarded guidance counselor at Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers downtown, was fired after 12 years with the [New York] Department of Education because photos of her in lingerie and bikinis from her early career as a model are still floating around the Internet.
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Last Dec. 23, days before Webb was to get tenure as an $84,200-a-year guidance counselor, she was dismissed for “conduct unbecoming” a DOE employee. “The inappropriate photos were accessible to impressionable adolescents,” a three-member chancellor’s committee ruled by 2-1. “That behavior has a potentially adverse influence on her ability to counsel students and be regarded as a role model.”
Webb * * * is now suing the DOE in Brooklyn Supreme Court, charging wrongful termination, sex discrimination and violation of First Amendment rights. She seeks reinstatement, back pay and punitive damages.
Hat tip: Phil Sparkes.
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She should also check out the NY Recreational Activities Act....
Posted by: Tor | Oct 11, 2012 12:23:21 AM
This a clear case of wrongful termination, she can take legal action against it under Employment act. She should consult with one of best employment lawyer.
Posted by: Los Angeles wrongful termination Lawyer | Oct 14, 2012 8:31:32 AM