Employment Discrimination Suit Against Townsquare Media New Jersey Moves To Federal Court
September 8, 2015 at 4:00 AM (PT)
An employment age, race, and gender discrimination case filed by former TOWNSQUARE MEDIA NEW JERSEY reporter ROSETTA A. KEY against the parent company has been moved from NEW JERSEY state court to U.S. District Court upon motion by the defendant.
KEY filed her action in Superior Court of NEW JERSEY on SEPTEMBER 2nd, alleging that she was discriminated against in that she worked for the group, based at AC WOBM-F/TOMS RIVER and including work heard on WOBM-A/LAKEWOOD, Talk WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON, Hot AC WJLK (94.3 THE POINT)/ASBURY PARK, and Hot AC WSJO (SOJO 104.9)/ATLANTIC CITY, for a decade but saw her salary frozen from 2007-15 at $35,500.
She alleges that another part-time employee was hired, a younger white female, in 2013 and was given a full-time position as morning news anchor at a significantly higher salary then she, and then saw her own responsibilities reduced. In MARCH, KEY was fired as evening news anchor, then saw that NEW JERSEY 101.5 was advertising for a new anchor.