‘HEARTBROKEN’: ex-CP24 personality expands on his human rights complaint


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Toronto TV personality Patricia Jaggernauth says that in her more than 11 years at Bell Media, she « only got a raise of about $14. »

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The CP24 weather forecaster filed a human rights complaint against Bell Media last Wednesday, a day after submitting her resignation.

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Claiming she was being passed over for promotions and raises in a racist and sexist work environment, Jaggernauth, on Thanksgiving Monday, expanded on her story during a tear-filled, all-sorts story posted on her networks. social.

“As an Emmy award-winning television personality, I was treated like a token and a commodity by CP24 and Bell. Went for promotions more times than I can count. I was just a filler for Bell,” she said during the first of two segments released on his Twitter account. « I received virtually no raises, and no promotions or opportunities in my 11 years. »

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Jaggernauth, who is Guyanese and Jamaican, says her white colleagues were allowed to advance in the company when she was not – a situation that damaged her health.

« It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, » she said. « Inside I was in real pain. Why? Because of the way Bell treated me. I gave the company everything. Literally my blood, sweat and tears. We all deserve better .

Jaggernauth says Bell has « a systemic pattern » of racism, sexism and discrimination. »

Bell Media, which issued a statement following the initial allegations, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Sun Monday evening.

“We do not comment on matters involving current or former members of staff, but can confirm that Bell Media takes allegations of any potential discrimination very seriously and is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and respectful work environment where employees can flourish,” the company said last week. . « If an issue is brought to our attention where an employee did not feel supported enough, a process is triggered to review it and address it if necessary. »

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Jaggernauth said she had applied for countless positions over the years and was always turned down despite being fully qualified.

« Good enough to fill, but never good enough to invest, » she said, adding, « I’m heartbroken to walk away from all of this. In the end, I had no choice because there was a glass ceiling above my head.

Jaggernauth’s complaint comes months after veteran CTV National News anchor Lisa LaFlamme was fired by Bell Media.

After being fired, LaFlamme posted a video saying she was taken aback, shocked and saddened.

There was speculation that LaFlamme was let go because she let her hair turn gray.

Bell Media released a statement that the company was moving in a new direction with the anchor position.

Omar Sachedina, a man of color, replaced LaFlamme.

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