A black news anchor alleges she was fired after complaining that her bosses were ‘still stuck in 1953’ and had banned her from wearing her ‘unprofessional’ natural hair on TV


Brittany Noble-Jones

Brittany Noble-Jones is a former co-anchor for WJTV This Morning in Mississippi.
She says she was wrongfully terminated in 2018 after after filing an EEOC complaint against her allegedly abusive bosses.
Noble-Jones detailed her complaints about the news station in a Medium post explaining why she hadn’t been on air recently.
She claimed her bosses called her natural hair “unprofessional” and pushed her out of the company promos when she became pregnant.

A black news anchor in Mississippi alleges that she was told her natural hair was “unprofessional” and banned from TV by bosses she claims were “still stuck in 1953.”

Brittany Noble-Jones, a former co-anchor for WJTV “This Morning” in Mississippi, detailed her complaints about the news station in a Medium post explaining why she hadn’t been on air recently.

She claimed she was wrongfully terminated from the station after filing complaints against her allegedly abusive bosses with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2018.

Noble-Jones told Yahoo Lifestyle that initially it was a “normal work environment,” but said a number of stories she pitched were passed over, and when she became pregnant with her son in 2016, she felt as though she was being pushed out of the company brand.

“After announcing that I was pregnant, I was no longer included in commercials,” she wrote on Medium. “I felt the need to starve myself to fit in. I now weigh only 108 pounds. I did eat while I was pregnant and while carrying my son and postpartum, I wasn’t allowed to represent the station and my events were given away to another white reporter.”

Upon returning to work after giving birth to her son, Noble-Jones said she was told her natural hair was not appropriate for the work environment.

“Women in this industry, particularly black women, feel forced to look a …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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