Three more Fox News employees have come forward with claims of discrimination, making a total of 23 current and former staffers fighting against the network — and Radar has the exclusive details.
According to a press release from Wigdor LLP., a New York employment law firm representing the workers in the case, the new complaints were filed Monday on behalf of Kathleen Lee, Naima Farrow and Vidya Mann.
Lee, a shift editor at Fox News Radio, claims she experienced retaliation after reporting sexist and harassing behavior. Farrow, a former accounts payable coordinator, alleges her work environment became racially hostile less than three days after telling her supervisor she was pregnant and she was fired shortly thereafter. Mann, a former accounts receivables specialist who wasn't listed as a permanent employee, claimed she faced racial discrimination and was fired after giving birth.
In addition, Wigdor LLP. now represents the Black IT employee who was the subject of Bob Beckel's allegedly racist behavior on May 16, 2017.
Earlier this month, Douglas Wigdor met with Ofcom, the U.K. regulator considering whether to approve Fox's acquisition of Sky, Bloomberg reports.
"Civil-rights activists have already pressed Ofcom to consider how Fox executives dealt with harassment complaints from employees against Bill O'Reilly and ex-Fox News President Roger Ailes, both of whom resigned over the scandal," the publication stated.
As Radar readers know, Ailes died last week after suffering a blood clot at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.
Bill Shine, Fox News' co-president, resigned recently as well.
From a FOX News spokesperson:
"We have consistently demonstrated that the Company is committed to a diverse workplace that is free from all forms of discrimination, takes any complaint of discrimination seriously, and in these particular matters took prompt, effective and, where necessary, strong remedial action. We believe these latest claims are without legal basis and look forward to proving that Fox News at all times has acted appropriately, and lawfully, in connection with these matters."
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