Confidential Settlement reached in Employment Discrimination case
Ms. Shaheen Ahmad, former Assistant Clinical Manager, Cardiology at UMC has settled her discrimination lawsuit with her former employer.
A Settlement conference was held on Tuesday, August 23rd, before Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe. Representatives/attorneys’ from UMC and plaintiff Ms. Shaheen Ahmad participated in a Settlement Conference and a settlement has been reached. The terms of the confidential settlement are read into the record which is SEALED. It is ordered that a Stipulation of Dismissal and Proposed Order must be filed by Wednesday, October 12th 2016.
Ms. Ahmad had continuously worked 18-years for UMC. During her 18 year tenure, Ahmad starting from staff nurse moved up to charge nurse and eventually promoted to the position of Assistant Clinical Manager, Cardiology. In 2014, Ahmad was recommended to the position of Assistant Clinical Manager to Manager, Cardiology. As per the lawsuit, Ahmad’s job performance during the course of employment at UMC was exemplary with no prior disciplinary action of any kind. As an Assistant Clinical Manager, Ahmad managed numerous departments at UMC and supervised 45 employees including EKG techs and nurses.
Due to an internal reorganization, Ahmad’s promised promotion was delayed. When Ahmad inquired about her pending promotion and the reasons why it was withheld, she was curtly told by an Assistant Chief Nursing officer – “No promotion for her and if she does not like it she can go elsewhere” in a very rebuking, mocking and insulting tone. It is alleged that this conversation led to a retaliatory and untimely performance improvement plan against Ms. Shaheen.