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"violent yelling fits" by CEO 0f Dishnetwork Charlie Ergen

 
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"violent yelling fits" by CEO 0f Dishnetwork Charlie Ergen
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A DN executive screamed at his assistant Sharon Baker numerous times and in one instance called her a "f------ stupid b----," jurors were told Thursday in the closing arguments of a federal discrimination case.

The Douglas County-based satellite-TV company failed to act on Baker's complaints and ignored its own policies prohibiting crude behavior among managers, Thomas Arckey, one of Baker's attorneys, told jurors. Instead, top executives routinely engaged in screaming, swearing and sexual jokes, he said.

Arckey described the company's "trademark" policy as "hear no evil, see no evil, investigate no evil, correct no evil."

The closing argument came after nearly two weeks of testimony in the jury trial in U.S. District Court in Denver.

Baker, who lost her job in July 2004 after nearly six years of employment, sued DN because of alleged gender discrimination and retaliation. Her claims of a hostile work environment and breach of contract were dismissed this week.

In the company's closing arguments, DN attorney Meghan Martinez attacked Baker's credibility, maintained there was no evidence of gender discrimination and told the jury that the case simply "doesn't belong here and you know that."

Martinez acknowledged that DN executives, including Baker's boss, Executive Vice President Michael Kelly, yelled and swore at times.

But she said the screaming equally was "male to male, executive on executive," and that Kelly denied ever using the word "b----." Martinez also said witness testimony showed Baker "uses profanity and is comfortable with it."

Martinez reiterated her opening argument that the case is about a woman who quit her job to follow her mentor Soraya Hesabi-Cartwright.

Former Dish Vice President Hesabi-Cartwright filed a similar discrimination lawsuit against Dish, claiming she was subjected to "violent yelling fits" by CEO Charlie Ergen in front of other managers. That case was settled for an undisclosed amount.

Baker went to work for Hesabi-Cartwright but not until 16 months after leaving DN, formerly called E***Star Communications. Baker testified she left DN in emotional distress in July 2004 after company attorneys tried to pressure her to sign an affidavit concerning Hesabi-Cartwright's case.

Martinez maintained there was no evidence in doctor reports that Baker was emotionally distressed by leaving DN. But her biggest attack on Baker's credibility centered on the issue of cancer.

Baker testified she hadn't had cancer. Martinez, though, noted that two former DN employees testified Baker told them she had cancer and chemotherapy treatments.

"If a person is willing to lie about cancer, what's sacred?" Martinez asked.

Arckey told jurors the issue involved medical history from 2001 that Baker "isn't comfortable talking about."

Baker is seeking $205,450 in lost wages, plus damages for emotional distress and punitive damages to deter the company from such behavior in the future.

The jury started deliberating Thursday. All except one of the jurors are women.
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Because the end result is the same, men against women bashing and that can be seen plenty in many other threads.


BTW classic example of women privilege in the workplace.

Could a male bring forward such a silly lawsuit and not be socially outcast?
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Hey, it was easier to type "zero," than to reach for the number 0.
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O btw most of the views are bots and not actual people.
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This post had so many views, but zero comments.
Hey, it was easier to type "zero," than to reach for the number 0.


O btw most of the views are bots and not actual people.
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I don't know much about bots, but wouldn't the leave comments then?
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Re: "violent yelling fits" by CEO 0f Dishnetwork Charlie Ergen
This post had so many views, but zero comments.
Hey, it was easier to type "zero," than to reach for the number 0.


O btw most of the views are bots and not actual people.


I don't know much about bots, but wouldn't the leave comments then?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 984810



Depends... not with regard to your story since there are solid keywords.

Had your post mentioned something about obama or what ever keyword the bots look for then they reply.


You can tell they are bots because it will just be a single line outlandish response designed just to produce a rebuke, then there will be no reply after said sea of rebukes.

And if there is its a equally spammable "insert statement here" response.
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Re: "violent yelling fits" by CEO 0f Dishnetwork Charlie Ergen
This post had so many views, but zero comments.
Hey, it was easier to type "zero," than to reach for the number 0.


O btw most of the views are bots and not actual people.


I don't know much about bots, but wouldn't the leave comments then?



Depends... not with regard to your story since there are solid keywords.

Had your post mentioned something about obama or what ever keyword the bots look for then they reply.


You can tell they are bots because it will just be a single line outlandish response designed just to produce a rebuke, then there will be no reply after said sea of rebukes.

And if there is its a equally spammable "insert statement here" response.
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Oh, I see then. I'll look out for those then.

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