Thursday, January 13, 2011

Judge dismisses reporters' age bias suit

Schechner      Lobertini
The Chronicle's Bob Egelko reports that a federal judge today dismissed an age-discrimination suit by two KPIX-TV reporters, Bill Schechner and John Lobertini, who were fired when the CBS-owned station reduced its staff. Schechner, who was 66 when he was laid off in March 2008, and Lobertini, who was 47, claimed that management used money-saving layoffs to dump five of its older employees, all of them at least 47. KPIX denied targeting older workers and said it had dismissed non-specialty, general-assignment reporters whose contracts were expiring, according to the Chron report. Today's dismissal follows a ruling in June in which a judge found that there was insufficient evidence to support four of the five claims made by the reporters.


Anonymous said...

I think it was just a cost cutting move and it so happens that the most senor reporters are the ones making the most money....look at the "no name" replacements I'll bet you they are making half as much as their "senor" counter parts.

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