Top journalist sues Time magazine for ‘sex and age discrimination’ (The Guardian)
Catherine Mayer says she was fired from US publication after being sidelined by senior staff.
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The suit, filed on 24 July, said: “Time has violated [anti-discrimination and civil rights] laws by operating a system of male cronyism, by which men, especially former war correspondents, were favoured over women in recruitment, dismissal and promotion decisions.”
Mayer said that having the case made public has a silver lining. She can now discuss her personal experience, and how it forced her to confront wider problems across the profession. “If this is happening to me, what is it like to be someone less well-defended than me?” she asked.