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News anchor settles workplace discrimination claim

When an employee goes to work, that person has the right to do his or her job without interference due to discrimination or harassment. Unfortunately, mistreatment due to someone's gender still happens in many types of workplaces, including news stations. One anchor from the South Florida area recently took legal action against her employer, CBS, for workplace discrimination. The parties settled the lawsuit. 

Michele Gillen is well known in the area and throughout the state for her hard-hitting journalism and investigations that have had a positive impact in the lives of many. She's also won several awards for her work. Despite her knowledge and talent as a news anchor, she was forced out of her job in 2016.

Gillen was just over 60 years old at the time she was fired. She moved forward with a lawsuit against the network, claiming that she lost her job because of gender and age discrimination. She also claims the station retaliated against her by allowing the development of a hostile work environment. CBS states that her firing was justified because she was unable to keep up with the men who were on an investigative team with her, among other reasons.

CBS still denies her claims but decided to settle her case out of court. Details of the settlement are not immediately known. In situations involving workplace discrimination, Florida workers have the right to speak up and take action when they experience inappropriate treatment from their employers or coworkers. Like Gillen, a victim of gender discrimination has the right to seek appropriate compensation and hold the liable parties accountable. 

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