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The nightmare for former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is still not over. New sexual harassment accusations against Ailes have recently surfaced, nearly six months after Fox paid out $20 million to settle one sexual harassment case. Curanaj's suit is not against Ailes or Fox News, but against the New York Fox TV Station she worked for. Curanaj is alleging gender, age, race and pregnancy discrimination.
Here is what we know about the recent complaint:
- Lidia Curanaj alleges that Ailes offered her an interview to join the Fox News Network after meeting in 2011.
- Ailes offered Curanaj a private interview after completing her group interview.
- Ailes told her to stand up and turn around for him, claiming that it was important for females in the industry to look good.
- Ailes allegedly asked someone from Curanaj’s past if she “put out.” When the man told her that she probably wouldn’t, Curanaj did not get the job.
- After Curanaj was denied the promotion, she complained to the station’s news director. It was then that he told her she wasn’t pretty enough to be on the air.
Though Ailes’ attorney couldn’t be reached, a spokesperson for Fox TV Stations released a statement alleging that Curanaj’s claims lack merit. More than two dozen women have come forth alleging sexual harassment against Ailes including former anchor Gretchen Carlson.
What do you think of all these allegations?
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Ashley Lucas claims that she was recently fired twice for being pregnant from her job at Service Boss, Inc. In August 2015, Lucas filed suit alleging that she was hired in February 2014 and fired in April. She was then reinstated and fired again in June. At the time of both dismissals she was pregnant, but was able to perform job duties as normal and was a reliable employee.
Lucas alleges that management had made derogatory claims about her pregnancy and was told that:
(1) her pregnancy was making her unreliable;
(2) she shouldn’t be working while she was pregnant; and
(3) that she should file for welfare!
Lucas’ lawsuit claims that Service Boss violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which includes the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). She’s seeking damages including back pay, legal fees and punitive damages and hopes to end the alleged practice of firing pregnant employees at Service Boss.
What do you think of these alleged comments to a pregnant woman in the workplace?
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