Jeff Gottlieb, a highly regarded reporter, formerly for the Los Angeles Times, just filed a lawsuit against said newspaper for serious age-related discrimination and harassment. According to the Poynter, Gottlieb is suing for prize money that was earned by him but withheld from him in order to distribute to younger reporters, as well as firing older staff in order to bring in younger staff.
Included in the lawsuit are accusations that Los Angeles Times editors withheld a portion of prize money awarded for the investigation into Bell for more than two years.
The lawsuit, which was filed jointly against the Los Angeles Times and its editor and publisher, Davan Maharaj, alleges that the newspaper “discharged older employees with greater frequency than younger employees, hired fewer employees who were older than 40 and gave better jobs and benefits to younger employees.”
Obviously, we fully support Jeff as we do all victims and survivors of age-related discrimination. Nobody should be forced to disclose their age, or be harassed because of what it is presumed to be.
You can show your support for Jeff by tweeting him @GottliebJeff or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org