Oprah Winfrey Exec Alleges She Lost Her Job Because of Pregnancy

02/04/2013
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Oprah Winfrey is facing a lawsuit from a former female executive that claims she lost her job because she became pregnant, according to TMZ.

They report that Carolyn Hommel filed a lawsuit on Friday that states she was hired in 2010 as senior director of scheduling and acquisitions at Oprah's OWN network.

Hommel claims in the suit that she was told she was on-track to become a Vice President, but that changed when she became pregnant.

The executive says that her duties were slowly transferred to a temporary employee and she was excluded from meetings when she returned from leave.

Hommel says that a month after she gave birth, she was dismissed from her job and instructed to re-apply for the Vice President position but was passed over, according to the report.

She also claims that her supervisor, Michael Garner, fabricated a performance review that "made Hommel's job duties and responsibilities appear less 'senior' and therefore not a candidate for the new vice president position." Read the TMZ report.

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