Why Fox Moved Quickly to Settle Gretchen Carlson Sexual Harassment Suit

Emily Martin, VP for workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., said the settlement sent a strong and positive message to working women around the country that sexual harassment claims will be taken seriously.

“Having this play out on the public stage can only have positive impact on leading victims of sexual harassment to feel more empowered,” Martin told Variety. “Seeing the reaction both at Fox and in the public to Gretchen Carlson’s accusations, seeing this pretty swift and on the whole positive resolution for the lawsuit sends a really positive message to women around the country who are experiencing sexual harassment at work.”