Tuesday, February 02, 2010

BBC in hot water over age discrimination again

More problems for the BBC over age discrimination according to the Times this morning which reports that Miriam O’Reilly,former presenter on Countryfile and three other women are suing the corporation.

O’Reilly, 52, an award-winning journalist who spent 25 years at the BBC, lodged papers at London Central employment tribunal last week, claiming that the corporation discriminated against her on grounds of sex and age.
adding that

She also alleges victimisation, because she has not been given further work by the BBC after staff at the corporation made unfounded claims that she leaked stories to newspapers about internal discontent over the removal of the women, who were replaced by the former Watchdog host Julia Bradbury, 36, and Matt Baker, 32.

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