Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in Manhattan Guidance Counselor Tiffany Webb was fired from her job after 12 years with the school because of some smoldering shots of her that were taken well before she started working at the school.
Webb had disclosed to the Department of Education that she had taken modeling shots between the ages of 18 and 20, several years before she became a city teacher in 1999. After being investigated no less than three times and even spending time in NYC’s infamous ‘rubber room’ (A room that’s filled with teachers still being paid, but have cases pending with the DOE so they can’t legally teach in a classroom.). After rigorous investigation, Webb was cleared to work again.
Except just as she was about due to get tenure, the formal principal of the high school she was working at was shown a racy photo of Webb prompting a whole new investigation. The investigation ended with Webb being dismissed for “conduct unbecoming” of a DOE employee.
Before she was ever employed with them.
For photos she took when she was in her late teens/early twenties.
“The inappropriate photos were accessible to impressionable adolescents,” ruled a three-member chancellor’s committee. “That behavior has a potentially adverse influence on her ability to counsel students and be regarded as a role model.”
The others argued that “she should not be punished for something that happened years ago.”
And here’s the kicker, Webb’s lawyer has noted that all of her photos have been photoshopped placing her face on other women’s bodies. Something that she would absolutely have no control over.
Tiffany Webb is suing the DOE for wrongful termination, sex discrimination and violation of First Amendment rights—and even after all that she still wants to get her job back.
What do you think Nation, was her “conduct unbecoming” of an employee or should people just let the past go?