A weatherman in Los Angeles is suing CBS broadcasting for discrimination, saying the station only aims to hire young, attractive women to report on the weather.New York City, like Los Angeles, has one of the largest media markets in the country, and as such, this case could have implications for future New York discrimination lawsuits involving similar circumstances.
Our New York City discrimination attorneys believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to pursue the career path they choose. Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against someone on the basis of sex, age, race, religion and other factors.
But what about when you work an industry like television, where good looks – and certain looks – are practically a requirement of employment?
The fact of the matter is, federal law prohibits discrimination – period. California weather man sues CBS for age and sex discrimination, says stations only want to hire attractive women, By Philip Caulfield / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS