It has been reported Jimmy Fallon, late night talk show host, and NBC Universal are being sued for gender discrimination. According to the lawsuit filed by Paul Tarascio, Jimmy Fallon does not like working with men because he prefers to be told what to do by women. Tarascio was fired from his position as first stage manager at “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and was replaced by an all female staff in 2010. Other male employees were fired from the staff, such as audio technicians and a prop-master. Tarascio says Jimmy’s director, David Diomedi, told him, “Jimmy just prefers to take direction from a woman.” Tarascio is suing for punitive damages and lost wages. Full article.

Despite advances, women continue to fight for equality in the workplace. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: eeoc.gov.

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