What Employers Can Learn From Juan Williams' Firing

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The circumstances surrounding news analyst Juan Williams' unceremonious dismissal from NPR are unique, but there are broader lessons employers can take away from the high-profile firing and the ensuing controversy, attorneys say.

On Oct. 21, NPR announced that it would terminate Williams' contract as a senior news analyst, pointing to remarks he made on an episode of the cable television show “The O'Reilly Factor” when he said seeing people dressed in Muslim garb on an airplane would make him nervous.

Those remarks were "inconsistent with our...
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