Bloomberg Law
Jan. 11, 2021, 4:39 PM

BNY Mellon Worker Says Anti-LGBTQ Religious View Got Her Fired

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. faces a lawsuit by a former employee who alleges she was fired as a college recruiter because she said publicly that her protestant religious beliefs prevented her from supporting the LGBTQ community outside the workplace.

Kristen Rupnik alleges BNY Mellon violated Title VII by intentionally discriminating against her and terminating her because of her Presbyterian position.

Alhough BNY Mellon asserted it fired her for unprofessional conduct stemming from an altercation at a hotel pool, she alleges this was a pretext.

Rupnik also asserts that she was the victim in the pool incident—she says she ...

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