Mets co-owner Jeff Wilpon is accused of firing a former employee because he was opposed to her having a baby out of wedlock.
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The New York Mets asked for and were granted an extension to respond to a discrimination lawsuit filed by former employee Leigh Castergine.

By SI Wire
September 17, 2014

The New York Mets asked for and were granted an extension to respond to a discrimination lawsuit filed by former employee Leigh Castergine, reports Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal.  

Instead of needing to respond to the lawsuit by Oct. 2, the Mets now have until Oct. 31. 

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Castergine, the Mets' former senior vice president for ticket sales and service, filed a lawsuit last week against the team's front office and co-owner Jeff Wilpon. It accuses the team of firing Castergine because Wilpon was opposed to her having a baby without being married.

She alleges that she reported Wilpon's behavior and that no action was taken, and that the team's executive director of human resources advised her to quit.

Wilpon fired Castergine on Aug. 20, with the stated reason that Castergine failed to reach her sales goals.

- Molly Geary

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