A transgender teacher is suing the New York Catholic school where she worked for 32 years claiming she was fired for dressing as a woman.
Mark Krolikowski, 59, filed a lawsuit against St Francis Preparatory in Queens after the private school sacked her last year following a complaint from a pupil’s parents.
The lawsuit revealed that the music and social studies teacher told the principal, Brother Leonard Conway, she was transgender and would start coming to work dressed in women’s clothing.
However, Conway reacted by telling Krolikowski that being trans was ‘worse than gay’ and she would be barred from attending public school events.
Speaking to ABC News, Krolikowski’s lawyer Andrew Kimler said: ‘He is extremely upset given the dedication and devotion he showed to the school for 30 years.’
Kimler added that his client is protected under state discrimination laws.
However, the school denied they fired Krolikowski because of her gender identity.