Fox News agreed to a roughly $15 million settlement with a female former host who complained about gender-based pay disparities at the cable news network, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Post. Although the kind of sum won by Melissa Francis, an on-air personality for several shows on Fox News and Fox Business Network from 2012 to 2020, is unusual in television news, it underscores perennial concerns that women do not prosper as well as men in this industry — an issue Francis says she personally attempted to investigate by researching what her peers earned at Fox.
The terms of the settlement between the streaming giant and the comedian and Oscar-winning actor weren’t disclosed Wednesday, when they jointly filed in a Los Angeles federal court for the racial and sexual discrimination case’s dismissal.
Brian Flores, the former head coach of the Miami Dolphins, claimed in a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday that the NFL discriminated against him and other Black coaches in their hiring practices.
John Fawcett, who works on the Kudlow show hosted by Larry Kudlow on Fox Business Network, claims in his lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan that “sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and racial discrimination are still tolerated at Fox.”
A federal magistrate judge in Miami has given the green light for a class-action labor law and sex and age discrimination lawsuit to go forward against CBS Broadcasting. The ruling could have nationwide impact on CBS’s 29 owned-and-operated television stations.
The Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing have jointly agreed to pay $3 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by multi-ethnic group of journalists who claimed that they were systematically paid less than their white male counterparts.
The former human resources manager at ABC affiliate WTNH New Haven, Conn., has sued the station and its parent company, Nexstar Media Group, claiming gender and age discrimination and alleging that the station’s general manager made “sexist comments regarding young females.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV personality Colleen Dominguez alleges that Fox Sports 1, her employer for more than a year, was guilty of age and gender discrimination when it withheld assignments and refused to air those she initiated on her own. In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District […]
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dumped by the Food Network and other business partners after she said under oath that she had used racial slurs in the past. A document filed in U.S. District Court in […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors awarded nearly $777,000 Tuesday to a former “The Price is Right” model who claimed she was discriminated against by producers because of her pregnancy. Brandi Cochran, 41, said she was rejected by the game show’s producers when she tried to return to work in early 2010 after taking maternity leave. […]
A lawsuit filed against CNN by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness will be moving to trial, and the result could have a serious impact on how TV news outlets present their content online.
An arbitrator has ruled against WFAA Dallas anchor/reporter Debbie Denmon in her weight and race discrimination suit against the Belo ABC affiliate. “There was no money split. She got zero,” said a source familiar with the case who spoke on condition of anonymity.