Friday, May 19, 2017

Tracey Spicer on pregnancy discrimination in TV: 'Talitha is a very brave young woman’ - HONEY

by Jessica Rapana  
Originally published: May 18, 2017
Publisher: Honey.nine.co.au

If anyone knows what it’s like to spend a day in Talitha Cummins’ shoes - it’s Tracey Spicer.

Like Cummins, the 49-year-old newsreader took on a major television network over pregnancy discrimination in the Federal Court in 2006, claiming she had been unfairly dismissed by Network Ten after having a baby.

This year, Cummins brought similar proceedings against Seven West Media, alleging she had been wrongly demoted nine weeks into her maternity leave. The parties eventually reached a confidential settlement.