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First-gradeteacherSusan McCarthy says she was discriminated against after she was forced to go to the Nassau University Medical Center to be evaluated by psychiatrists. LINK
A Long Island school district tried toousta longtime teacher by throwing her in the loony bin, a lawsuit claims.
First-grade teacher Susan McCarthy, 63, charges the Roosevelt UnionFreeSchool District uses “psychology as a weapon to discriminate.”
She became upset at a staff meeting last May when administrators tried to return a problemstudentto her classroom, and she began to feel ill, she claims in Brooklyn federal court papers.
When she said she wanted to go home sick for the day, administrators asked McCarthy if she would “hurt herself,” the lawsuit alleges.
She “emphatically said no,” McCarthy claims.
But hours later, police officers arrived and forced her to go to Nassau University Medical Center to be evaluated by psychiatrists, McCarthy claims.
Even though doctors and nurses said she was OK, a month later the district forced her to undergo another medical exam “to determine your mental capacity to perform your duties as a teacher,” McCarthy claims.
The district was “intent on discriminating and creating a hostile work environment against older Caucasian teachers,” she claims.