Feds Sue Fox News in Age, Sex Bias Case
Reporter says Fox retaliated after she complained of discrimination
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2010 3:08 AM CDT
Updated Oct 1, 2010 6:20 AM CDT
Herridge, born in 1964, joined Fox from ABC in 1996.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A reporter who complained about age and sex discrimination at Fox News was punished for doing so, according to a suit filed by federal lawyers. After Catherine Herridge made several complaints to management about unequal pay and job conditions, she was asked to sign a contract including language aimed at preventing her from making more discrimination complaints, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Herridge refused to sign and her subsequent status as an “at-will’ employee caused her “considerable stress," according to the lawsuit, which seeks damages and a court order preventing Fox from treating other employees the same way. "You cannot be retaliated against for making internal complaints about age and gender discrimination,” an EEOC attorney tells Politico.