Fox news today:
A woman has accused 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang of firing her in 2011 from a tutoring company he ran after she complained about the disparity in pay between male and female employees.
The woman, who asked not to be named for fear of online retaliation, said she was given a termination settlement after she sent a letter to the human resources department of the education services company Kaplan, which had acquired Yang’s company, in which she claimed Yang had “acted in a discriminatory manner” and breached a contract by firing her.
“Andrew always spoke positively of my work and my value to the company,” the woman told BuzzFeed News, which first reported on the allegations. “This changed only when I approached him about the disparity of my salary compared to male colleagues in similar roles.”
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She added: “I believe Andrew fired me as retaliation for asking to be paid a salary that was still significantly less than what he was paying my male counterparts.”
The woman, who had worked for Yang’s Manhattan GMAT for two years when she made her complaint, said she was making $87,000 a year when Yang asked her to send employment offers to two men he wanted to hire. The men were offered $125,000 per year and a $50,000 “relocation bonus.”
Manhattan GMAT has since been renamed and is now called Manhattan Prep.
Yang’s campaign has denied the allegation, saying that the entrepreneur-turned-presidential contender has had to fire many people in the past and that the woman’s claim “does not reflect the reality of the situation.”
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“Like many CEOs, Andrew Yang has had the unfortunate task of letting staff go who did not meet the organization’s standards,” S.Y. Lee, a spokesman for Yang, said in a statement provided to Fox News. “The information provided by the letter-writer does not reflect the reality of the situation.”
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