Discrimination Suit Against Cumulus/S.F. Moved To Federal Court
November 4, 2015 at 4:04 AM (PT)
A discrimination lawsuit filed against CUMULUS MEDIA has been removed from Superior Court of CALIFORNIA (ALAMEDA COUNTY) to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of CALIFORNIA, upon motion by the defendant.
ANTHONY TUCKER, a former AE at Triple A KFOG/SAN FRANCISCO, alleged in his suit that when he was hired by KFOG in 2013, he was promised an account list with the potential to meet his requirement of $195,000 in annual earnings, but instead gave him a list of $12,000 in currently-billing accounts.
He said that he brought in $125,000 in new business anyway, but after GSM OMARI PATTERSON was let go and VP/FM Sales JAYSON RENO took over as his boss, RENO and Market Manager STEVE SKLENAR promised that more current-billing accounts would be assigned to him but were not, and when he complained in an email, he began to get retaliatory poor performance reviews. After a complaint to HR, TUCKER said, he was assigned no new accounts and some were taken from him and given to younger AEs.
He was fired on SEPTEMBER 26th, 2014 and said he was not paid his pending commissions in full.
The suit alleges age, race, and gender discrimination, promissory fraud, retaliation, breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, labor code violations, and wrongful termination, and names CUMULUS and 10 John Does as defendants.