Jimmy Fallon Sued by Former Employee for Gender Discrimination Because he “Prefers to Take Direction From a Woman”

A former male employee of Jimmy Fallon’s late night show is suing Mr. Fallon for gender discrimination.  Fallon’s former employee–actually NBC Universal’s–says he was let go as a stage manager because the TV host preferred to work with a female crew.

The former employee claims that the show’s director admitted that “Jimmy just prefers to take direction from a woman.”

Do you think Jimmie Fallon or anyone should be able to “prefer” to work with one gender or another? Unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification–meaning that a specific gender is part of the job duties–this is illegal gender discrimination.

What do you think of this same sex “gender bias” claim?  How credible does it seem?  What about reverse discrimination claims in general?

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