The Maryland Commission on Human Relations will file today a request for public hearing on a complaint of discrimination brought by fired national sales manager Patti Ebbert against her former employer, WHFS-Radio (99.1 FM).
Ms. Ebbert, who filed a $3 million civil suit earlier this week, is the wife of WHFS disc jockey Damian Einstein, who had been terminated from his job then reinstated after he filed a discrimination complaint.
"It's one of the most egregious examples of retaliation I've seen," Michael L. Forman, general counsel for the commission said of Ms. Ebbert's termination.
"That is plainly incorrect," said Mark Tone, attorney for Duchossois Communications, the Illinois company that owns WHFS. Mr. Tone added that he viewed the commission's action as "not a significant event."