Former WKYT reporter Jerry Sander has lost an appeal of his lawsuit against the station, Lexington’s CBS-affiliate.
Sander left the station in 2008 after it was proposed he manage a program on the station’s website that notifies viewers of school and business closings because of snow. Sander refused because he said he had no training in the program and wouldn’t “know how to even start, what button to push,” according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Sander left WKYT that day. He sued the station, claiming WKYT used that incident to terminate him for other reasons, including his age. The station maintains that he quit. The district court sided with the station in 2010.
The Court of Appeals agreed, writing, “Sander’s own words and actions support the district court’s determination that Sander voluntarily terminated his employment.”
The ex-reporter “is not entitled to walk out on a job merely because he cannot control his temper,” the ruling reads.[Via Lexington Herald-Leader]