By Desiree Yang
Jill Abramson’s abrupt dismissal from her job as Executive Editor at the New York Times caused quite a stir in the media, with many speculating that she was wrongfully dismissed from her position – which she held for just under three years – on discriminatory grounds.
The publisher of the Times, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. released a statement on 24 June 2014, over a month after Abramson’s dismissal, where he stated that her departure had nothing to do with her gender or her hiring a lawyer to question the wage gap between her and her male predecessor. He instead cited “arbitrary decision-making, a failure to consult and bring colleagues with her, inadequate communication and the public mistreatment of colleagues”, as grounds for her dismissal. (Read More Here!)