Florida residents who have followed the sexual harassment case involving the former CEO of Fox News may be interested to learn that another one was settled during the same time frame. According to a report that was published on Jan. 10, a former co-host of a Fox News weekend show had accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment.
The woman claimed in a letter to the owner of 21st Century Fox that she was removed from her show in retaliation for refusing O’Reilly’s advances on numerous occasions. The letter stated that he attempted to kiss her and made sexually charged comments to her, and that it sometimes sounded like he was masturbating. On top of this, the current co-president of Fox News allegedly constantly called her and kept asking her to come by his office.
Both the co-president and O’Reilly denied the accusations made against them. She was then transferred to an affiliate where she had a 4:30 a.m. anchoring spot. Within six days of the letter being sent, it was reported that she received a settlement in the six-figure range.
When people are subjected to sexual harassment in workplaces in Boca Raton, Florida, they may find that they are not as productive as before or they may even be in fear of losing their job. An attorney may review the employee’s case to determine if any actions taken against the employee for reporting harassment can be considered retaliatory. If the employee was retaliated against and lost income as a result, the attorney may assist with filing a lawsuit against the employer. In most cases, the attorney may negotiate with the employer to seek compensation for lost income and other damages.
Source: Yahoo, “Fox News quietly settled with former host who accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment”, Dylan Stableford, Jan. 10, 2017