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Horse Racing Pundit McCririck Launches Age Discrimination Case Against Channel 4
Published June 4, 2013
Horse racing pundit John McCririck Monday launched a £3M ($4.6M) age discrimination claim "against his former employers, Channel 4," according to Mike Dawes of the London DAILY MAIL. The 73-year-old claims that "he was sacked from Channel 4 Racing last October without any explanation because they wanted to hire someone younger." He is now suing the broadcaster and IMG Sports Media, "which took over production of the broadcaster's racing coverage" from the start of '13, for £2.5M ($3.8M) in punitive damages. A further £500,000 ($767,400) in compensation "is being sought for loss of future earnings, unfair career damaging, public humiliation, stress and mental anguish." Channel 4, IMG Sports Media, Exec Producer Carl Hicks, CEO David Abraham, Channel 4 Sports Editor Jamie Aitchison and Channel 4 Chief Creative Jay Hunt "are all listed as respondents to the claim" (DAILY MAIL, 6/3).