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

(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.

Herridge, born in 1964, joined Fox from ABC in 1996.
Herridge, born in 1964, joined Fox from ABC in 1996.   (YouTube)
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