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Cameraman sues NBC News, claims age discrimination

A former cameraman who was fired from this job on the set of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" with Chuck Todd, is suing NBC News after he says he was discriminated against based on his age. The man said that he worked at the company for over 30 years, and tried to regain employment by filing a complaint with a government agency.

The man said that he had witnesses that would have attested to the discrimination, but the agency declined to interview them and dismissed his claims. This means the 60-year-old man would be out of work, and many times people who are older have difficulty obtaining new employment.

This isn't the first complaint to be brought against NBC News and other news organizations regarding workplace discrimination and harassment in recent years. Any form of discrimination can not only result in a person getting fired or leaving their job, but it can be difficult to explain to future employers why there is a gap in their employment, or why they might not be willing to obtain a reference from a past employer.

The man believed that the agency he filed a complaint with dismissed his case because of understaffing. Sometimes it can be hard to determine why a complaint is ignored. However, people who face discrimination of any kind in West Virginia and around the country should understand that there are other options. An experienced employment law attorney can help a person understand their rights and seek compensation for lost wages

Source:  The Huffington Post, "NBC News Sued For Age Discrimination," Catherine Taibi, Dec. 11, 2013

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