ECBAWM and A Better Balance Client Successfully Resolve Her Gender Discrimination Claim Against MOMA PS1

  • March 27, 2019

Nikki Columbus, who sued MoMA PS1 in the New York City Human Rights Commission for revoking her job offer after learning she had just had a baby, settled her claims with PS1, in an agreement requiring PS1 to pay Ms. Columbus a financial award and to update its written policies to protect women and caregivers. “What happened to me was wrong and clearly against the law,” Ms. Columbus said in a statement. “I decided to speak out in order to protect other women at MoMA PS1 and beyond.”

“Curator Says MoMA PS1 Wanted Her, Until She Had a Baby,” New York Times
“MoMA PS1 Settles With Curator Who Said Giving Birth Cost Her Job Offer,” New York Times
“The Art World Is Considered a Progressive Place, But It Has a Big Blind Spot: Supporting Working Mothers,” ArtNet

Ms. Columbus was represented by A Better Balance and ECBAWM lawyers Elizabeth Saylor, Katherine Rosenfeld, Andrew Wilson, and Ali Frick.