A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a posh Upper West Side private school in New York was fired allegedly for being “straight”. Gregory Kenney claims that his ******* supervisor, Patricia Krieger disapproved of his traditional family lifestyle.
Gregory, 50, had worked at Trinity School for 16 years before he was “let go” in June of 2012. He has filed claim in Manhattan for an unspecified amount.
The fired gym teacher lives with his wife Suzanne and three children, a son aged 9 and twin daughters aged 7.
He alleges that Krieger forced him to coach three sports although in his contract he was only required to coach two. When he complained to his boss that the extra responsibilities interfered with his family obligations Krieger told him “We all make choices”. Meanwhile, Kenney’s complaint alleges, “a single, female teacher faced no scrutiny when she refused to coach a third season.” Krieger started working at the school in 2009. He says he was well liked by his students.
Kenney says three other married coaches with young children were also sacked. Kenney was replaced by a gay female, according to court papers. He is still looking for a new job.
The elite institution founded in 1709, counts Truman Capote, Ivanka Trump and Eric Schneiderman among it’s alumni.