She don’t love dem hoes… Despite her close relationship with BFF Gayle King, Oprah is facing allegations that she hates on women in the workplace.
According to TMZ reports:
Oprah Winfrey does not look out for her own … at least that’s what is alleged in a new lawsuit in which a female exec at OWN claims she lost her job because she got knocked up.
According to a lawsuit filed Friday, Carolyn Hommel claims she was hired in 2010 as senior director of scheduling and acquisitions at Oprah’s OWN network. Hommel claims she was told she was on-track to become a VP, but says things took a sudden turn when she became pregnant.
According to Hommel … her duties were slowly transferred to a temporary employee and she was excluded from meetings when she returned from medical leave. Hommel claims she was let go ONE MONTH after giving birth and told to re-apply for the VP gig … only to be passed over.
Furthermore, Hommel claims her boss, Michael Garner, fabricated a performance review that “made Hommel’s job duties and responsibilities appear less ‘senior’ and therefore not a candidate for the new vice president position.”
Hommel allegees her dismissal was a direct result of her becoming pregnant and requiring a medical leave.
SMH. Sounds like this woman can make a strong case. Hope Oprah doesn’t have to settle this one cuz it could cost her a pretty penny!
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