WHDH-TV (Channel 7) is in the midst of defending an age discrimination claim. In a lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court, former WHDH reporter, Michael Macklin, claims the station fired him last year after he complained of age discrimination. Macklin had been with the station for 13 years.
The suit alleges that the station’s news director, Linda Miele, reduced Macklin’s shifts beginning in January 2006 while simultaneously hiring several younger reporters. Just this week, WHDH announced that it would replace long-time anchor Jonathan Hall, who is in his late 40s, with Adam Williams, who is 27 years old. Hall will join the investigative unit.
Macklin’s suit seeks reinstatement, compensation, attorney’s fees, and court costs. To read more about Macklin’s suit, please visit the Boston Globe article entitled, Macklin sues Ch. 7 for age discrimination.