The Apprentice Faces another Lawsuit
Monday, January 08, 2007
Donald Trump is facing yet another discrimination suit over The Apprentice reality show. According to Zap2it.com, the show has become a target for litigation since it classifies its audition process as a job interview. In 2005, a wheel-chair bound attorney won a suit against the show over the requirement that candidates be quote: "in excellent physical and mental health."
Joseph Hewett, a 49-year-old technology manager from New Hampshire is the latest to take on the Donald filing an age discrimination suit against the show for not considering candidates over the age of 40. To make matters worse for The Apprentice, Hewett is trying to convert his law suit into a class action which would mean anyone over 40 who applied to The Apprentice would be entitled to damages.
So far, the folks at The Apprentice have nothing to say about it.