Veteran Associated Press staffer Sonya Ross has sued the AP for allegedly discriminating against her because of her race, sex and age.
In an unfortunate ironic twist, Ross most recently served as the AP’s race and ethnicity editor. She has been with the AP since 1986.
Ross, who is black, claims the AP denied her chances for advancement and created “a climate of hostility towards African American employees.”
“Ms Ross has continued to work at AP under conditions that have been extremely stressful and humiliating,” said the suit. “She senses antipathy toward her on AP’s part, and believes AP wants to destroy her credibility in the media industry in retaliation for her complaints about her former boss, and for triggering the investigation that led to this finding of discrimination by the federal Department of Labor.”
The AP has declined to comment on the lawsuit.