Claiming that she was often treated differently than her male counterparts at Fox News, radio correspondent Jessica Golloher is suing the network after learning that her full-time employment contract will not be renewed in August.
According to Golloher, the network’s decision to let her go came immediately after she contacted a law firm’s hotline about workplace gender discrimination.
Golloher has been working for the network as a Middle East and North Africa correspondent since 2008 and alleges that FOX isn’t renewing the contract she’s had since 2014 because of her actions in contacting the hotline.
According to the lawsuit, which was filed in the New York State Supreme Court on Thursday, “[The] Defendants’ decision to terminate Ms. Golloher is a transparent act of retaliation and a clear attempt to silence yet another victim of discrimination at Fox.”
“Jessica Golloher’s claims are without merit,” stated Fox News officials. “Her allegations of discrimination and retaliation are baseless. We will vigorously defend this matter.”
Golloher’s lawsuit is just the latest in a list of woes for Fox News, which recently ousted host Bill O’Reilly and, before him, CEO Roger Ailes, after several female coworkers accused them of sexual misconduct. Former co-president Bill Shine resigned from FOX earlier this month.
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