Hostess Patricia Jaggernauth accuses Bell of discrimination

(Toronto) Patricia Jaggernauth, a prominent Toronto television personality, has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission against Bell Media, her former employer, alleging systematic discrimination against her.

Posted at 4:44pm

Tyler Griffin
The Canadian Press

Weather presenter at the CP24 channel, Mme Jaggernauth said he faced discrimination based on race and gender during his 11-year career at CP24. Bell Media owns the channel.

In her complaint, she alleges that Bell has repeatedly denied her promotions and tried to limit her ability to work as a freelancer, even though the company never offered her a full-time position.

“It was used as a convenience when it was practical and profitable [à l’entreprise] “, we read in the complaint of Mme Jaggernauth, who is of Jamaican and Guyanese descent.

In an email sent on Saturday, Bell Media said it does not comment on cases involving current or former employees.

“Bell Media takes allegations of possible discrimination very seriously and we are committed to providing our employees with a safe, inclusive and respectful work environment. If we determine that one of our employees does not feel adequately supported, a process to review the situation will be put in place. »

Mme Jaggernauth said he raised his concerns with Bell’s management, including its vice president of news, Michael Melling. She claims not to have been taken seriously. Mr Melling has been on holiday since August after CTV news anchor Lisa LaFlamme controversially left.

Ms Lawyerme Jaggernauth, Kathryn Marshall says her client is “relieved to finally be able to tell her story.”

Mme Jaggernauth did not respond to an interview request.

This article was produced with financial support from the Meta Fellowships and The Canadian Press for News.

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