White Sportscaster Jonas Schwartz Sues Sny for Racial Discrimination

  • Author: J. Clara Chan
  • February 09,2021

White Sportscaster Jonas Schwartz Sues Sny for Racial DiscriminationJonas Schwartz, the SportsNet New York anchor who hosted pregame and postgame Jets coverage, sued the network and its parent company Sterling Entertainment Enterprises on Monday for racial discrimination and retaliation.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accuses the network of taking Schwartz off a segment about “how football players were walking out of practice to support social justice” last August because he is white and later retaliating by terminating Schwartz after he complained to Hr about being discriminated against.

Representatives for Sny and Sterling Entertainment Enterprises did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Schwartz’s lawsuit comes three weeks after he filed a similar complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to accuse his employer of racial discrimination.

In the Eeoc complaint and the lawsuit, Schwartz said that he was expecting to host the segment in question with Jeané Coakley,
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