Top journalist sues Time magazine for ‘sex and age discrimination’ | Media | The Guardian
"...Ultimately, Mayer claims, the company took away her responsibilities as Europe editor the year after she took on the position, then forced her to relinquish the title, which the company gave to McAllester.
In April 2015 she was fired.
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.”
Catherine Mayer: ‘I don’t know of one female journalist who hasn’t been discriminated against at work’
...‘Non-macho’ men and women who did not conform to traditional expectations of gender roles did not fare well,” the suit claims.
...Her treatment triggered serious health problems including depression, migraines and insomnia, Mayer alleges.
...Mayer said that despite her prominent position as an advocate for gender equality, she had hoped to keep her personal battle with Time quiet by reaching a private settlement..."