Employment Law Alert – Local Radio Personality Fired for Off-Duty Comments
November 17, 2020
Last month, in accordance with its zero tolerance policy, DC radio station 106.7 The Fan announced the termination of sports radio host Chad Dukes owing to “racist and other inappropriate comments” made by Dukes on his personal podcast. In a public statement regarding the firing, parent company Entercom emphasized that, “[o]ur air talent are ambassadors of our brand, and we do not want to be affiliated with those comments.”
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