Post Reporter Suing Employer

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BRIDGEPORT — A reporter for the Connecticut Post is suing her employer, claiming the newspaper is trying to “rid itself of its older reporters.”

The three-page lawsuit, filed by 64-year-old Anne Amato, the Post’s Valley reporter, alleges age discrimination and seeks compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $15,000.

According to the lawsuit, first reported by the New Haven Independent, Amato’s superiors at the Post put her on a “personal improvement plan” in October 2011 and were gearing up to fire her by December 7 of that year.

Amato still works at the newspaper but asserts that the Post’s owner, the Hearst Corp., has a pattern of targeting older reporters.

According to the website Amato’s lawyer, John Williams of New Haven, contrasted his client’s predicament with 25-year-old Post reporter Brittany Lyte, who Williams said is on sabbatical while traveling the globe learning to surf.

Post Publisher John DeAugustine and Executive Editor Barbara Roessner did not return calls and e-mails for comment on December 6, the day the story broke.

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