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Male presenter the wrong sex

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    Mitchelson v Radio Essex plc [1998] ET/3201226/96 (0 other reports)

A male journalist who was refused a breakfast show post because it was felt "artistically preferable" to have a female to complement the male programme presenter, was discriminated against on grounds of sex, holds a Bury St Edmunds employment tribunal (Chair: B G Mitchell) in Mitchelson v Radio Essex plc.

Mr Mitchelson, a journalist for 34 years, having been alerted that Radio Essex was looking for a senior journalist, wrote a speculative letter to the station's programme director drawing attention to his availability.