Serena Bhaduri, who filed the suit last month, said she had come back to work this past February after she had given birth to a baby boy in November 2018. The baby died a few months later. Bhaduri had requested one month off to mourn her son, but when she returned in July she learned that her boss, Estee Cross, had stripped her of her prized, high-revenue clients, the suit notes. They were handed over to “newly hired, single male employees, who did not have children,” according to the suit.
When Bhaduri shared with Cross and another supervisor, Anna Riddle, at the end of July that she was pregnant again, both canceled work meetings with her, the suit states. Bhaduri also saw that her job was posted on LinkedIn, the suit notes.
Riddle fired Bhaduri on August 13, saying that she “contributed to a toxic workplace” and that she “did not take direction well,” the suit states. USA Today had named Bhaduri one of its top sales people last year, according to the suit. USA Today, Riddle and Cross did not respond to the Post when it sought comment last month.Last modified on Thursday, 12 December 2019