KEYT Faces Additional Lawsuit

KEYT may soon be facing two separate class action lawsuits, both filed against the news station by former workers. According to prosecuting attorney Bruce Anticoni, an unsuccessful mediation occurred on 3/16 that attempted to reconcile the original claim, filed by former employees Carolyn Diacos and Darren Penquite, which stated that KEYT didn’t properly compensate for overtime and forced people to forfeit unused vacation time. In the new suit, likely to be filed this week, Diacos (who will be dropped from the original complaint) and another former intern are suing the station for violating intern labor laws, claiming that interns would work for over a year in substantial, long-hour production capacities and that they made up 20 to 25 percent of the company’s workforce.

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