Fox News Settles Gender Discrimination Suit With Journalist Diana Falzone

Journalist Diana Falzone settled a gender discrimination lawsuit recently that she filed against Fox News and left the company. In her complaint in New York state court, Falzone said she was abruptly taken off air by Fox News after writing an article in January 2017 about her struggle with endometriosis, a medical condition that would likely leave her infertile. She said Fox, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, discriminated against her on the basis of sex and disability in violation of New York City law. Fox executives decided she did not conform to their image of on-air women as “physically perfect” once she disclosed her condition, Smith said in a statement at the time. Fox denied Falzone’s allegations after she filed her lawsuit in May, 2017. In its June 23 response to Falzone’s complaint, Fox said it maintained an equal employment, a harassment-free work environment where personnel decisions were made on the basis of merit, and retaliation was…

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