Sexual harassment in the workplace was put back into the national spotlight after former Fox News employee Gretchen Carlson alleged that Roger Ailes had sexually harassed her. According to research done by YouGov, 29 percent of women say that they have been the victim of sexual harassment compared to only 12 percent of men. Furthermore, 37 percent of women think that such harassment is common in the workplace.
New Jersey residents may have heard about the sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. On July 6, Carlson filed a complaint against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Carlson alleges that Ailes and her "Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy acted inappropriately towards her during her tenure.
New Jersey residents who watch the Fox News Channel may be aware that Gretchen Carlson recently left the network. The 50-year-old former Miss America and co-host of the popular show 'Fox & Friends" claims in a lawsuit filed on July 6 that she was fired for refusing the sexual advances of the network's Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. The lawsuit, which was filed in Bergen County, does not name Fox News or its parent company 21st Century Fox as defendants.