The co-workers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show were told on Monday that their working conditions are being improved. Variety reports, based on a source that knows what was discussed in the online meeting of employees of the program, that they are getting more paid days off.
The staff working on the DeGeneres show are given five additional paid days off, free on their birthday, and a pay-as-you-go scheme when they need to go to doctor’s appointments or manage family matters while on work.
The improvements were announced at an online meeting by the show’s producers Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner. DeGeneres is said to have spoken to the staff in tears and apologized for the ‘toxic work culture’ that has been the topic of conversation for weeks. She also previously did this in a public video message.
Earlier it was announced that in the video meeting it was announced that producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman have been fired for racism and sexual harassment.
After more and more stories surfaced about the unhealthy working atmosphere The Ellen DeGeneres Show, an internal employee well-being survey was announced last month.