“Get Rid of the Americans”: Suit Against British School

Revolutionary War, Part Deux?

In a complaint captioned Bottoms v. World Class Learning Academy of New York et al filed on February 28, 2013 in NY state court by Sarah Bottoms against UK-based World Class Learning Academy of New York, plaintiff alleges breach of contract, as well as discrimination and retaliation under the NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws.

Plaintiff alleges that she was fired – ostensibly for “low enrollment” – in violation of her employment contract. ¬†She also claims that she was the subject of anti-American bias; namely, that British employees were treated more favorably than American employees (such as by being given greater allowances for time off and raises) and that the school’s founder’s wife remarked that they need to “get rid of the Americans.”