Univision Reporter Doesn't Have the Right Skin Complexion, Suit ClaimsTue Jul 29, 2008 @ 07:24PM PST
Posted by Eriq Gardner
Age discrimination lawsuits aren't uncommon in broadcast news. But Myriam Ayala, a 57-year-old reporter, isn't just suing Univision for discriminating on the basis of age, she's also made a claim based on her skin tone.
According to a lawsuit filed in New Jersey District Court, Ayala, a 25-year veteran at Univision, says that the Spanish-language network subjected her to "a discriminatory and retaliatory work environment at Univision, where lighter-complexioned males and conventionally attractive lighter-complexioned younger females are consistently favored for the more advantageous positions.
She's suing under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.