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Interesting trial in Louisville

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by steveu, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Apologize if it's a d_b, but wanted to open this up on the board. Apparently the C-J's old circulation director is in an age discrimination trial.

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/26096123/former-courier-journal-executive-life-has-been-hell-since-firing

    If he wins this case, does it open Pandora's box? Or is it just an isolated case?
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He isn't going to win.
     
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The emotional distress argument is poor, but the company's claims that they can't afford a lavishly-paid executive is laughable.
     
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    LTL called it! Gannett wins. Interesting, though, the C-J's reporter didn't sugarcoat anything.

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/companies/2014/07/31/courier-journal-wins-age-discrimination-case/13430469/
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Probably not too many Gannett fans in that newsroom.
     
  6. SellOut

    SellOut Member

    Here's the WDRB (whose internet site has basically poached the best staffers at the C-J) story on the verdict:

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/26167526/jury-sides-with-gannett-c-j-in-age-discrimination-lawsuit

    And here's the penultimate graph:

    Huot testified during the weeklong trial before Circuit Court Judge Fred Cowan that he hadn’t been able to find a similarly paying job because he lacks a college degree.

    You know what? Fuck that guy. Not because he doesn't have a college degree (who cares) but because he thinks he DESERVES to find a similar paying job.
     
  7. Canuck Pappy

    Canuck Pappy Member

    Um, yeah, kinda agree.
    The guy, to his credit probably with a lot of hard work, lucked into a plum position.
    Imagine getting a $300K job with a lot perks without a college degree and in a dying industry. He won the lottery once. He should realize that he's not going to win the lottery again.
     
  8. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    Is $325,000 a year the typical salary for a circulation director in a market like Louisville? That seems like a lot for a paper that size.
     
  9. jeffgreer

    jeffgreer New Member

    The "WDRB (whose internet site has basically poached the best staffers at the C-J)" line made me laugh out loud. Maybe I'm biased.
     
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