Former Bloomberg correspondent drops discrimination lawsuit
“The court papers didn’t include details about how the case resolved. Hemmerlein’s lawyer, R. Scott Oswald of The Employment Law Group, declined to comment, as did a Bloomberg spokeswoman. Bloomberg’s lawyers at Jones Day did not return a request for comment.
“Hemmerlein claimed she was denied assignments once she became pregnant last year. In one instance, she said that when she asked to do a story on medical marijuana, she was told it would look ‘weird’ to have a pregnant reporter involved. The piece was assigned to a male reporter.
“Hemmerlein was fired once her maternity leave concluded in January, according to her lawsuit. She said she was told she was being let go because Bloomberg was moving political coverage to New York.”
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