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USA: Black employees sue Fox News alleging racist comments & discrimination in promotions

Author: Stephen Battaglio, LA Times, Published on: 3 April 2017

"Two black employees sue Fox News, accusing their ex-boss of racist behavior", 29 Mar 2017

Two black employees of Fox News have filed a racial discrimination suit against the company and the recently fired executive they worked under...The latest complaint is aimed at Judy Slater, the controller for the accounting department at Fox News for 18 years, who was fired Feb. 28 amid allegations that she regularly made racist and inappropriate comments to her black employees...“While Fox executives were busy either participating in or looking the other way at the barrage of sexist, demeaning conduct hurled at its female employees, these same executives allowed this repugnant racial discrimination to go unchecked,” says the suit filed by Tabrese Wright...The suit alleges that Wright was demoted and Brown terminated in retaliation for complaining about Slater’s behavior.  The company has disputed the allegation...According to the suit, Slater mocked black employees in her department for the way they spoke and often used unflattering stereotypes about black people in office conversations...Slater is accused of belittling black employees for mispronouncing words...Fox News defended its handling of the situation, noting that it had fired Slater...

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Related companies: 21st Century Fox News Corporation