Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Former British presenter (on air host) Miriam O'Reilly has won her age discrimination case against the BBC for axing her from the show Countryfile in 2009. The network, which terminated Ms. O'Reilly along with three other women journalists, was accused of ageism and sexism because the four were all over the age of 40. After listening to and examining evidence of comments made by BBC decision makers responsible for Countryfile and other BBC shows, the tribunal found that the BBC decision makers responsible for the program had engaged in age discrimination, though not sex discrimination. Read the ruling here.