A Cleveland Cavaliers executive filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming the organization retaliated against her after she observed employees destroying evidence linked to a disabled employee's discrimination claim.
The lawsuit was filed in the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas.
According to the lawsuit, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mozelle Jackson delivered a letter to the organization about what she had witnessed.
The lawsuit claims that a representative of the organization explained to Jackson that she had made "a lot of noise in the system" and would likely lose her job.
The representative said that if Jackson fought the firing she should understand "Dan Gilbert is a billionaire and had the money to fight in court for as long as it takes," the lawsuit said.
Furthermore, the lawsuit says the representative told her the organization would "ruin" her professional reputation if she fought to keep her job.
The incident has forced Jackson to "work in a hostile environment tainted by threats of retaliation," the lawsuit said.