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Ex-Bloomberg TV anchor sues company, alleging discrimination

June 21, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Su Keenan

A former Bloomberg Television anchor claims she was fired in retaliation for her complaints about discrimination and gender pay gaps at the network, reports Justin Baragona of The Daily Beast.

Baragona reports, “Su Keenan, a 25-year vet at the network, filed a wrongful termination suit this week in New York, alleging she was escorted out of the Bloomberg offices in February and told her job was cut ‘due to structural changes’ after she complained about ‘unlawful’ behavior by her managers. The former anchor claims Bloomberg violated multiple counts of the New York State Human Rights Law, as well as the state’s laws against unequal pay and workplace retaliation. She seeks compensation including back pay, future lost earnings, and damages covering emotional pain and suffering. Bloomberg did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“‘Bloomberg has a long history of a systemic top-down sexist culture created and condoned by its co-founder and majority owner, Michael Bloomberg, and top male executives,’ Keenan alleged in the complaint.

“Under this ‘sexist’ environment ‘where men are at the highest levels making all key decisions that adversely impact women,” she added, “men are promoted to higher levels and at faster rates’ and men are assigned to more desirable subjects than their female co-workers. Keenan said she presented Bloomberg bosses with data in mid-2023 showing how a male colleague 20 years her junior, working a nearly identical job, was paid $100,000 more per year with nearly double the annual bonus.”

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