Tuesday, May 3, 2016

AP's race and ethnicity editor sues news agency for discrimination

The Associated Press’s race and ethnicity editor is suing the global news network, alleging that she has been marginalized and discriminated against because of her race, sex and age, the Guardian reports..
Sonya Ross, who is black, filed a lawsuit against her employer on Monday. Ross says in her suit that she was denied opportunities, promotions and adequate resources to do her current job. Ross started working at the AP as an intern in 1986 and was appointed its first race and ethnicity editor in 2010.
Ross’s suit comes less than a week after two black women in their sixties filed a class action lawsuit against their boss at the New York Times, alleging that the paper’s chief executive Mark Thompson created an office culture of “deplorable discrimination” based on age, race and gender.
In her suit, Ross says she filed a complaint of discrimination with the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs in 2012. According to the lawsuit, the office finished its investigation in February, and found that the AP “allowed, and tolerated, a climate of hostility toward African American employees.”
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