A New York appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a county worker who helped organize an on-the-job "club," dubbed the "I Hate Teena Club," to show her disdain for a co-worker. The panel found that a hearing officer reasonably concluded that Penny Sindoni had created a "hostile, intimidating, disruptive" and "uncomfortable" work environment by showing animosity for co-worker Christeenia Cargill. Sindoni wore a ribbon that identified her as a central figure in the "club," according to the decision.
Organizer of 'Club' Deriding Co-Worker Properly Fired, N.Y. Court Concludes
New York Law Journal
November 19, 2009