Two female TV reporters are filing legal action against Anglia over claims they were unfairly dismissed from their positions and that they were victims of age discrimination, it is reported.
According to the Ipswich Evening Star, Dianne Stradling and Rebecca Atherstone, who are both aged over 50, will take the broadcaster to employment tribunals stating that they were replaced due to their age.
The pair alleges they were told to reapply for their positions as the broadcaster cut jobs as part of moves towards restructuring.
However, it is claimed they lost out to younger applicants.
In legal documents to be put to an employment tribunal, Ms Stradling said: “My employer made me redundant by pretending my job was redundant. It is not. It is being done by a younger person, simply with another job title.”
ITV stated they were unable to comment due to the ongoing legal action.
Meanwhile, it was reported this week that the BBC is set to offer contracts to more female presenters over the age of 50, following claims of age discrimination when famous faces such as Moira Stuart and Arlene Phillips lost their jobs, leading to complaints from the public.