NBC Lawsuit: The Network’s Desire for ‘Attractive Employees’ Created a ‘Toxic Environment’
A former NBC employee claims the network blatantly looked for “good-looking employees” and asked that she submit photos before being allowed to interview.
Stephanie Belanger has filed a lawsuit against the network, claiming that NBC’s focus on beauty enabled a toxic, discriminatory environment, the New York Post reported Monday.
In the lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Belanger alleges disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and termination after she complained.
When Belanger was first contacted for a job as an audio-visual coordinator, the recruiter told her that NBC “specifically asked for good-looking employees.”
The allegations follow a number of high profile discrimination suits filed against large media outlets—including the New York Times, CNN, and Fox News—in 2017.