Fired African-American Executive Sues Fox For Discrimination

Ex-employee says no black person has held position of VP or above

be newsFox Sports has been sued by a former executive who says he was denied a promotion and later fired because he is black, according to documents obtained by the Hollywood Reporter.

In the lawsuit Jerry Davis, a 52 year old black man who worked at Fox Sports for over 15 years as a director in the music department, says when the position directly senior to him became available on four separate times, he was passed over “because, as a black man, he did not fit neatly into the company’s corporate culture.”

Davis says he didn’t receive a single promotion during his years at the company. In February, Fox allegedly eliminated his position when he was on disability leave “without providing any interactive process or attempts at accommodation.”

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.

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