Thursday, June 22, 2017

CBS Radio Slapped With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

CBS Radio has been hit with a lawsuit filed by a former employee who claims that she suffered “racial discrimination, gender discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment.”

TheWrap is reporting  the lawsuit was filed against CBS Radio Services, CBS Corporation and others in federal court in New York on Tuesday.

 Makeda Alexander says that she was hired as an account services manager in September 2014. The complaint alleges, “immediately upon beginning her job,” Alexander was “subjected to a hostile work environment.”

One employee, the lawsuit says, would bang his hands on his desk and exclaim “B—-!” on “an almost daily basis” and repeatedly pounded his desk while screaming “Shizzle my Nizzle!” at Alexander.

The suit further alleges that Alexander was repeatedly referred to as “Obama” in an effort to “intimidate, harass and taunt Plaintiff because of Plaintiff’s race.”

Alexander said that she complained to supervisors twice, but that no “reasonable or immediate action” was taken.  According to the suit, Alexander was fired in November 2016 in retaliation.

The suit also says that Alexander has suffered from physical ailments because of the alleged treatment of her.

CBS Radio told TheWrap, “This claim is without merit.”

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