By now, many are familiar with Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News. This popular Cable News Network has reshaped how news has been delivered over the past twenty years. Carlson was a fixture at Fox, yet during her time there, she was repeatedly harassed by both colleges and her boss – Roger Ailes. Her claim included Ailes making comments about how they should have had a sexual relationship and how he would ask her to turn around and show him her backside. These completely inappropriate remarks, she said, where a characterization of the entire culture at Fox – one where women were expected to have sex with their bosses or to at least tolerate their advances and comments. After the suit was filed, many other women from the network came out in support of Carlson, sharing their own stories of sexual harassment. Instead of going to trial, Fox’s parent company decided to settle the case for $20 million.
Defining Sexual Harassment
Whether you are a famous reporter or an everyday employee, the law protects everyone form sexually harassment. If it is happening to you, you have legal options. You do not have to stand for this behavior or tolerate it in any way. Instead, you should call our law firm to discuss your rights and your legal options. In the meantime, here is information that can help you to determine whether or not you are being legally harassed.