Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oprah’s OWN Faces Discrimination, Wrongful Termination Charges

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is being sued by one of their former employees for allegedly discriminating against her because of her medical condition.

Catherine Dunn filed the lawsuit at the Los Angeles Superior Court alleging discrimination and wrongful termination by the network as she was allegedly treated with hostility because of her autoimmune disease, Multiple Sclerosis.

Dunn was an executive assistant in the network back in August 2008 when she was presented with a hostile work environment because of her medical condition.

In the lawsuit, Dunn claimed that the hostility caused her condition to worsen and she was forced to take leave of absence and stress leave.

The lawsuit did not specify the amount of damages that Dunn is seeking.

Oprah may have not been made aware of Dunn’s working condition at the time, but, she should have made sure that her employees are well treated to prevent lawsuits like this that can result to big amounts of damages.