As I predicted here, seems The Razor, Ralph Barbieri, fired last week by KNBR/Cumulus, has legal plans and is prepared to go to court to make his case. He's apparently hired Angela Alioto, (the late Joe Alioto's daughter and a close friend of Barbieri), to represent him.
Here's a portion of a press release:
"This is the same Ralph Barbieri who was wrongfully terminated for an alleged “cause”, ie. “for being late”. The termination is nothing less than Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Breach of Good Faith And Fair Dealing, and Breach of Contract, inter alia. Barbieri is 66 years old and has a slow-developing form of Parkinson’s disease, which he spoke publicly about for the first time last October, 2011. As a result of this wrongful termination, Barbieri has lost his entire salary and all health benefits."
I have said all along I thought Barbieri would go after Cumulus. Whether he wins is another story. Does he have a case? I'm not a lawyer but I don't believe one of the Alioto people would take a case of this potential magnitude without seeing something rotten orchestrated by Cumulus.
One thing's for sure: This surely could get ugly.
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