USA: 11 current & ex-employees join racial discrimination lawsuit against Fox News

Author: Emily Shugerman, Independent (UK), Published on: 2 May 2017

"Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employees", 27 Apr 2017

Eleven current and former Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging that Fox employees engaged in...varying degrees of racial discrimination and harassment...The lawsuit [which started with two former payroll employees] also names...21st Century Fox as [defendant]. Plaintiffs in the suit say they complained...to [Fox News (part of News Corporation)]...We take any complaint of this nature very seriously and took the appropriate action in investigating and firing [a relevant employee] within two weeks of [the complaint]” said Fox News...The plaintiffs, however, allege that Fox News knew about the allegations long before...[and that] Fox News engaged in a “systemic pattern of treating white people differently...with respect to the terms and conditions of their employment, pay and opportunities.”...[A] spokesperson for Fox News [stated] the network “vehemently” denies the allegations...

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Related companies: 21st Century Fox Fox Entertainment (part of News Corporation) News Corporation