By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:14 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 20:42 GMT, 1 December 2019
Simon Cowell's company is breaking their silence on the sudden firing of Gabrielle Union from the judges panel on America's Got Talent.
Last week news broke that Union and fellow judge Julianne Hough would not be returning for Season 15 of the show, however their male counterparts Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Terry Crews would be.
It comes after reports emerged that Union expressed concerns over racially insensitive situations on set during her time as judge. In one case she reported a racist comment made by guest judge Jay Leno, which was later edited out of the show.
'We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take whatever next steps may be appropriate,' Syco Entertainment, which produces AGT, said in a joint statement with NBC and production company Fremantle on Sunday.
Simon Cowell's company broke their silence on Gabrielle Union's firing from America's Got Talent on Sunday saying they're communicating with her representatives and are listening to her concerns. On Friday it was announced Union would not be returning to AGT for Season 15 as a judge amid reports she expressed concerns over racially insensitive issues on set
'We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture,' it added, according to People Magazine.