Lawsuits: Oprah Sued For Sex Discrimination By Former Employee Who Says Pregnancy Cost Her OWN Job

- By Bossip Staff


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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