Skip to comments.Fox News Hit with Sex Bias Suit
Posted on 11/08/2005 7:12:48 AM PST by rs79bm
A federal lawsuit charges that Fox News has harassed and discriminated against its female employees and created a "hostile work environment because of their sex."
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan's Federal District Court by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The suit is based on an EEOC investigation of a claim brought by a former Fox employee, Kim Weiler.
"We investigated the allegations and charges that were made and found them to be baseless," Steven Mintz of the New York law firm Mintz & Gold told the New York Times.
The firm represented Fox News in the commission's investigation. "Fox News questions the motivations behind the charges," Mintz added.
The EEOC suit charged that a Fox vice president "routinely used gross obscenities and vulgarities when describing women or their body parts," language that it says the executive "did not use with male employees."
The suit also contends that the executive "routinely cursed at and otherwise denigrated women employees," telling them to "be a man," the Times reported.
The suit also alleges that Fox routinely assigned female employees to freelance work and less secure jobs.
It adds that Kim Weiler was "constructively discharged" as a result of the network's practices. The Times says that it was not clear whether she was fired. The lawsuit demands that Fox institute policies to correct what it calls the discrimination against women at the news network and asks for punitive damages.
Hey, I love watching Juliette Huddy. By the way, what does she do?
So you are saying that Steve Doocy is the "dumb blonde" of the trio?
Ah yes, that's truely a 'Fox babe'. Thanks!
God it must be weird
To have to think in Haiku
All the friggin time
It was a cheap trick to see her picture, but thanks very much. Can you freepmail me on how to post pics?
How come the white house staffers didn't file a lawsuit against Bubba?
Juliet Huddy has disappeared from the Weekend Morning Show...weep weep.... they kept Julian the Jerk and the other two have a week time program now I think. I miss
them and can hardly stomach watching Julian make a fool of himself.
I know I know...
She got a job at CBS or ABC News contingent upon her filing the lawsuit!!!
Was it this woman? Did she try and get a job with FNC and get turned down?
Actually, I enjoy your posts!
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