NPR’s former chief broadcast engineer seeks $5 million for alleged wrongful dismissal

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Kevin Langley, who spent 25 years at NPR including as director of broadcast engineering until he was dismissed in July 2019, is now suing the public radio network. Langley, who is Black, alleges he “was the subject to a pattern of discriminatory events” in violation of federal civil rights laws. Langley, who was 55 years old at the time of his exit, also alleges that he was discriminated against on the basis of his age. He is seeking at least $5 million in compensatory damages in addition to punitive damages — as well as a new director position at NPR.

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