Another Lawsuit Against Milwaukee Station


7 days ago, FTVLive told you that anchor-reporter Shari Dunn has filed a complaint against her employers, WDJT and it's owner Weigel Broadcasting.

Dunn says in her suit that there is "a possible pattern and practice of paying female employees less than male employees."

Now the station has been hit with another lawsuit.

This time it is a male that's suing the company. Anchor Carlos Vergara filed filed a discrimination claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Weigel Broadcasting and WDJT.

Vergara's attorney Cole White says, that when Vergara was hired at WDJT almost three years ago, he was told that he would be anchoring for the Spanish language Telemundo 63 and would also be doing news reporting and anchoring for the English language news cast at WDJT.

Instead, he claims that several other less experienced Anglo anchors were given the opportunity to anchor and the WDJT management bypassed Vergara who is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Attorney White said, that when Vergara had attempted to address some of the problems at Telemundo 63 and that it doesn’t really speak to the community its supposed to cover, Genie Garner, the News Director for WDJT had said, “we don’t care about them anyway.” Garner has also allegedly referred to the Latino community as illegal aliens and that the Weigel corporate executives have said, that she is in the helm at WDJT and that they don’t care who she offends, according to Vergara’s attorney.

H/T Hispanic News Network Blog