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BBC Anchor Wins Age Discrimination Case Against Network!

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This is pretty crummy. We're glad that they're taking responsibility - as they rightfully should.

The BBC has been found guilty of age discrimination after a female anchor with more than 20 years of experience took them to court for being being unfairly fired earlier last year!

Miriam O'Reilly worked as an anchor on the BBC1 rural affairs program Countryfile. When network controller Jay Hunt moved the program to a weekday primetime slot, she and two other female presenters were replaced with younger talent, despite the show's older men anchors successfully making the transition.

O'Reilly claimed in the employment tribunal that managers thought that she was "too old" for prime time, and even offered her hair dye to make her appear younger!

Just awful!

Luckily, in light of the ruling, she is expected to receive a significant payout, and a spokesperson for the BBC has released the following statement:

"We accept the findings of the tribunal and would like to apologize to Miriam. We will be speaking to her. We would like to acknowledge the important contribution Miriam has made to the BBC over more than 20 years and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss working with her again in the future."

Well, we're glad steps are being taken to rectify the situation, but that doesn't excuse this even happening to begin with!

Deplorable!

May this never happen again!

Thoughts??

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Mucca's Sexual Discrimination Case Dismissed!

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Evil wins again.

The British courts have dismissed an unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination case against Heather Mills that was filed by her former nanny!

Sara Tumble had claimed that Mills had demoted her to a housekeeper after she took her maternity leave, but Mills claims Tumble was just upset because her employer wouldn't pay for her boob job!

Her spokesperson says:

"Heather is delighted with the decision of the Employment Tribunal that has dismissed all of Sara Trumble's claims. Heather was always a very fair and generous employer to Sara and is very pleased that this has been confirmed by Judge Vowles and the tribunal members unanimously in judgment."

Lucky break, Mucca!

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