Francis hasn't been on Fox News since Oct. 7. A Fox News spokesperson wouldn't comment on her status, but said she was still an employee. One person close to Francis, however, tells the Los Angeles Times' Stephen Battaglio that she has been fired. "Francis had been working at Fox News without a contract for nearly a year," reports Battaglio. "She had filed a gender-based pay discrimination claim against the company that has been in arbitration, according to one person familiar with the proceedings. The complaint said Francis was underpaid compared with her male colleagues. A Fox News representative would not comment on the matter, saying it was confidential. Francis did not respond to a request for comment."
TOPICS: Outnumbered, Fox News Channel, Melissa Francis, Cable News, Pay Equality