USA: Fox News settles racial and gender discrimination lawsuits

Author: Emily Steel, The New York Times, Published on: 16 May 2018

"Fox settles discrimination lawsuits for roughly $10 million", 15 May 2018

Attempting to put to rest a drama that has plagued Fox News since the summer of 2016, the network’s parent company has reached a roughly $10 million settlement to resolve a group of racial and gender discrimination lawsuits involving 18 current and former employees...The settlements reached by 21st Century Fox include the class action racial discrimination lawsuit filed last year by the anchor Kelly Wright and several employees in the Fox News accounting department...Also included in the settlement were the race, gender and pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought in 2016 by a former reporter for Fox 5, the network's New York affiliate, and a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a Fox News Radio reporter...According to the document viewed by The Times, terms of the deal included that the employees would agree to drop their claims, leave the network and not seek future employment at Fox News or other 21st Century Fox companies.

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Related companies: 21st Century Fox