Friday, May 5, 2017
Reporter says Fox 'News' fired her for using harassment hotline
Jessica Golloher, who covers the Middle East and North Africa for Fox 'News' Radio Network, says in the lawsuit that instead of addressing complaints, Fox is using the harassment hotline “to paint targets on the backs of employees.”
In the lawsuit, filed in New York state court, Golloher says that in April she reported sex discrimination to a lawyer at the firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which Fox retained last year to conduct an internal probe of harassment complaints.
The next day, Golloher was told she would be laid off in August due to budgetary concerns, the complaint says.
“Terminating an employee within 24 hours of utilizing the ‘hotline’ … is yet another indication of (Fox’s) lack of oversight and retaliatory animus for those that are brave enough to report unlawful conduct,” Golloher’s lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, said in a statement.