Ellen DeGeneres show under investigation for claims of harmful workplace culture

Ellen DeGeneres show under investigation for claims of harmful workplace culture

A new investigation involving Ellen DeGeneres and her popular daytime talk show is underway.

According to Variety, following months of behind-the-scenes reports of a toxic work environment, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is officially under investigation due to multiple claims of harmful workplace culture.

Variety exclusively reports, following several claims of mistreatment, discrimination and racism within the workplace, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is now the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia.
Reportedly, executives from Telepictures (the company that produces the show) and Warner Bros. (which is a distributor) recently sent a memo to staff members of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” informing them that WarnerMedia’s employee relations firm along with an additional third party firm, will interview current and former employees about their experiences with the show.

In April, reports surfaced about how poorly crew members were treated during the coronavirus lockdown, specifically claims of reduced compensation and poor communication during initial lockdowns as non-union crew members were hired to facilitate the quarantined show from Ellen’s home.

Those reports were followed up with even more disturbing claims that two African American female employees were the subject of racially insensitive jokes because they wore the same hairstyle.

 

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