Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Olbermann Employment Law-Palooza

Short story, tons of employment law! Current TV founders, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, issued a statement on Friday that they had terminated Keith Olbermann. Olbermann responded with his own statement:
Nevertheless, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt, instead of abiding by their promises and obligations and investing in a quality news program, finally thought it was more economical to try to get out of my contract. It goes almost without saying that the claims against me implied in Current's statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently.
Breach of contract lawsuit! He also drudged up Hyatt's past - a $157,000 judgment against Hyatt Legal Services for employment discrimination against a man with AIDS. Olbermann did not mention the sexual harassment charges against Al Gore (which were dropped).

Any more employment law? Well, Olbermann will reportedly be replaced by Eliot Spitzer, who is perhaps best known for his relationship with... ahem... we'll just call her an independent contractor.

Image: Keith Olbermann via Creative Commons.