Indian-American broadcaster files age discrimination suit [USA]

Author: PTI [India], Published on: 5 July 2011

Veteran former Indian-American broadcaster Sue Manteris has filed a federal discrimination and harassment lawsuit against her former employer KSNV/Channel 3. Varanasi-born...Manteris, filed the lawsuit against station owner Valley Broadcasting Co, Intermountain West Communications, other corporate entities and KSNV station managers and executives in US District Court for Nevada. Manteris, who had been with the NBC Las Vegas affiliate for 22 years..., claims that KSNV's let her go because she was too old and from an ethnic minority. She had been told her contract was not being renewed because of cost-cutting measures at NBC-owned KSNV-TV station...But Manteris, who is in her mid 40s, claims she was picked on because she was...considered too old to read the news. She also...said other staff from ethnic minorities had been replaced by white reporters.

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