History is rife with incidences of discrimination and persecution against women. And while it is now the year 2011, women are still often subject to sexual harassment in the workplace and gender discrimination that can lead to a hostile work environment.
Desperate Housewives star Nicolette Sheridan has filed a claim of wrongful termination against the show's producer and the studio, in the Los Angeles, California Superior Court. She has also claimed that she was battered by director Marc Cherry, and that her contract had been breached. Sheridan further alleges that discrimination took place because she was a woman and she criticized the script at times.