A former news anchor for WTAE news, Wendy Bell, is suing her former employer for discrimination. After Bell covered a mass shooting at a backyard barbeque in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, she made a controversial post on her professional Facebook page. Bell, who is white, claimed it was a call to action on the perceived black-on-black crime epidemic in the U.S.; many decried her comments as racist and demeaning. Bell’s attorney filed a federal lawsuit on her behalf, claiming her race was a factor in the news station’s decision to terminate her employment. The lawsuit alleges her employment would not have been terminated if she were black. Labor lawyers may be able to assist individuals facing discrimination in employment. Employees in the Kansas City area experiencing mistreatment, such as racial discrimination, racial prejudice, or harassment at work, can contact a law firm near them to better understand their rights. While workers’ protections can vary by state, it is important to note that Missouri law protects workers of all races.
Source: By Katie Mettler; From The Washington Post