Founded in 1952, Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU) is a federally chartered credit union with more than 300,000 members. TFCU is one of the country’s largest credit unions and one of the largest employers on Long Island.
Two women (the Plaintiffs) allege they were denied promotions to branch manager positions known as Financial Services Managers because they are Black. Plaintiffs claim in their lawsuit that TFCU never hired or promoted a Black woman to the Financial Services Manager position until after the Plaintiffs filed their Charges of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in March 2018.
Despite repeatedly applying for the Financial Services Manager position and despite having superior qualifications compared to the non-Black female applicants TFCU ultimately promoted and/or hired for the position, TFCU rejected the Plaintiffs for the Financial Services Manager position.
Although federal and state law bars employers from discriminating against workers because of their race and gender, this problem persists for many people. A person experiencing discrimination or retaliation should consult with an attorney to learn more about their workplace rights.