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Sex for Career Boost; TV Host Files Lawsuit Against Fox CEO

Fox News anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson has a sexual harassment suit against 21st Century Fox’s chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes. The former Fox News Channel host says that throughout her time at the network, Ailes propositioned her. When she refused, Ailes allegedly retaliated by sabotaging Carlson’s career. Her popular show, The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, was canceled in June. Carlson says there is a direct connection between her refusal to sleep with Ailes and the cancellation of her show.

Beyond the propositioning, Carlson says she also faced problematic comments about her body from Ailes. He routinely complimented her outfits and the way they complemented her figure. He requested she turn around so he could view her from the back, the suit alleges.

It’s not just Ailes who targeted Carlson. Her co-host on Fox and Friends, Steve Doocy, also allegedly treated her in a sexist, condescending manner on a regular basis. Carlson’s lawsuit points out moments on live television when Doocy would put hands on her to get her to stop talking.

Ailes has called the lawsuit defamatory and denies any wrongdoing. 21st Century Fox has defended their CEO and announced an internal review of the claims against both Ailes and Doocy.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

This high profile case highlights a common issue rarely voiced in the workplace: sexual harassment. Statistics show that one in four women will be harassed at work in some way. Whether it is outright harassment like inappropriate touching or more subversive, like a coworker creating a hostile work environment, sexual harassment occurs more frequently than most people realize. Even women in high-ranking, highly visible positions – like Carlson – are often put into uncomfortable, unethical scenarios by their colleagues and managers.

If you are the victim of sexual harassment, contact our lawyers to set up a free consultation 877-544-5323.

Source One Staffing, Inc., a Chicago based staffing agency, will pay $800,000 to settle multiple U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination claims.

The EEOC filed two lawsuits against the company, citing violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Some of the more specific charges are as follows:

The EEOC first attempted to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process, but was unsuccessful in doing so. This led to two lawsuits in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.

Of the $800,000 set to be paid, $700,000 will go directly to victims of retaliation and harassment.

 

A Checkers franchise located in West Philadelphia will pay $100,000 to settle a gender pay discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming that the restaurant paid female cashiers and shift managers less than male counterparts, despite the fact that they did the same work. Additionally, the lawsuit alleged that the company suppressed the wages of female workers by scheduling them for fewer hours.

This type of conduct is a direct violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Paying $100,000 is just part of the settlement, with the company also agreeing to a variety of remedial provisions, such as increasing the hourly wages of female workers and providing training to ensure future compliance with the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Have you been discriminated against at work due to your gender? If so, contact us to discuss your case and determine which steps to take next.

 

Virginia Equal Compensation LawyerYear in and year out, Extended Stay Hotels welcomes thousands upon thousands of people into its hotels. However, the chain has recently found itself in hot water. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Extended Stay will pay $75,800 to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, the hotel paid a woman guest services representative less than her male counterparts at a location in Lexington Park, Maryland. Furthermore, the agency charged that the chain unlawfully paid other female workers lower wages than male workers for the same job responsibilities.

To go along with the $75,800 in compensation to the woman and three other workers, the lawsuit requires the hotel chain to provide annual training on anti-discrimination laws while also posting a notice of the settlement.

Extended Stay Hotels owns approximately 700 units throughout the United States and Canada. Hopefully this is the last time any worker has to deal with discrimination from this employer.

Equal Compensation Act

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) is in place to ensure that men and women in the same workplace receive equal pay for equal work. The jobs don’t have to be identical, but they do have to be substantially equal in order to make a fair comparison. The responsibilities associated with the job, not the actual title, determines whether two positions are substantially equal.

If you believe that your employer has violated your rights as an employee, you may want to contact an employment lawyer.  For more information on the types of discriminatory practices banned in the US, click here. If you’d like to speak with an attorney right away about your options, call or click here to send us an email.