“The World’s Most Famous Arena” faces a discrimination lawsuit by a suite attendant, Laura Ward, who claims she was denied a prime assignment because of her gender.
Ward claims she was told in 2004 that she would not be assigned to serve food to New York Knicks and Rangers players in Madison Square Garden’s home locker room because she is a woman.
That’s a plum assignment for The Garden’s food-service staff.
According to Mary Pat Clarke, an MSG spokeswoman, Ward knows all about that because she has been working the locker room. Clarke told Newsday that Ward has held the position she is suing over “for most of the past three years.” She said the lawsuit is without merit.
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