LatinaLista — Rebecca Aguilar, the Dallas-based award-winning broadcast journalist whose firing was as controversial as the grounds of her initial dismissal, has filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Dallas, Texas.
Former Dallas Fox 4 reporter Rebecca Aguilar
Steve Kardell, Aguilar’s attorney, said “that Aguilar conducted more than 6,000 interviews in fourteen years at the owned and operated Fox station, but news management retaliated against her for advocating change inside the newsroom.”
“I’m confident the EEOC will uncover what our investigation has unveiled. Fox 4 wanted my client to advocate change in the community through her reports, but to keep silent in improving working conditions in the newsroom,” says Kardell.
For a reporter to be fired over one story certainly indicates an ulterior motive on behalf of this Dallas Fox station.
It will be interesting to see how they defend such an action.