Calif. Ruling Gives News Companies License To Discriminate

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 12:03 PM EST) -- A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal for the Second District highlighted the increasingly broad scope of California’s anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute by holding that a television news company’s alleged policy of hiring only attractive, young, female weather anchors was an act in furtherance of the news station’s free speech rights.

In Hunter v. CBS Broadcasting Inc., Kyle Hunter filed an employment discrimination complaint against two local CBS television stations for refusing to hire him due to his gender and his age.[1]...
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