Head of N.Y. Latino Museum Claims Discrimination in Firing

Margarita Aguilar, the former director of New York City’s El Museo del Barrio has filed a state complaint alleging gender discrimination against the New York Latino Museum. Aguilar claims that the ranking board members at the museum of Latino art and culture created a hostile workplace atmosphere. Specifically, the board members told her to lose weight and dress better. She was also blamed for financial problems that predated her September 2011 appointment. Aguilar was terminated on February 14, 2013. Full article.

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