The New York Mets asked for and were granted an extension to respond to a discrimination lawsuit filed by former employee Leigh Castergine.
Instead of needing to respond to the lawsuit by Oct. 2, the Mets now have until Oct. 31.
Mets wanting and getting extension not uncommon. So barring some of kind of settlement (not likely), this will all prob be quiet for a while— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) September 17, 2014
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