Multiple women over more than 2 decades have accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment at work. The host of the O’Reilly factor – the hit Fox News prime-time show – has paid millions of dollars in settlement funds to women and has confidentiality agreements to keep the women from sharing their stories.
Ultimately, scandal after scandal Fox News had enough and decided to terminate Bill O’Reilly despite recently renewing his contract for 20 million dollars per year and being the network’s top talent. O’Reilly stands to get a year’s worth of pay for his departure.
The Rupert Murdoch and sons – (Fox News owners) are veering the network in a new direction after parting ways with long time head Roger Ailes and and O’Reilly amidst other sexual harassment allegations.
The sudden departures of long time employees like O’Reilly and Ailes stem from a workplace apparently rampant with sexual harassment.
Fox News wanted to distance themselves from any liability and has severed ties with their star of over 20 years.
Gender equality and sexual harassment are issues that all people should pay attention to at the workplace.
A source close to the scandal said that “O’Reilly would have been fired years ago if it was someone else.”
Sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation based upon reporting sexual harassment are illegal under state and federal law. If sexual harassment is occurring to you or someone you know report it and contact an employment attorney to help you better deal with the situation. Workplace inequality and asexually charged work atmosphere are unacceptable and should not be tolerated in 2017.