Meet Tara Tan, a former hotel manager of The Standard Hotel in NYC that was fired after she had no other choice but to give birth to her child in one of the hotels guest rooms since she had to work over 80 hours and was not granted maternity leave. The NY Daily News reports:
A Malaysian woman who was a manager at the trendy Standard hotel says she was denied maternity leave and then, when she went into labor near the end of her shift, hustled into a guest room where she gave birth without a doctor present.
Later, she says, the general manager berated her for having the audacity to have the baby at the Meatpacking District hotel.
In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Tara Kimkee Tan, 42, says that was one of many abuses she suffered during the more than four years she worked at the hotel. Now she’s suing her old bosses for $10 million.
Tan claims she routinely worked more than 80 hours a week, was denied maternity leave and was slowly stripped of her duties. She also was told she was too old and too fat to work at the hotel, where gorgeous guests make love — and pee in full view of pedestrians on the nearby High Line.
Her superiors said she did not “fit the culture” of the hotel, she claims, and they put a fine point on the jab by firing her in August.
The suit, filed by her attorney, William Keith Watanabe, alleges The Standard discriminated against Tan, who is Malaysian but of Chinese descent, because she was not young, white, thin, childless or male.
Well that’s not good!