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ESPN Settles Wrongful Termination Lawsuit without Admitting Fault

sports announcerESPN settles the wrongful termination claim of its former announcer, Ron Franklin, only for the purpose of not wasting the company’s resources on lawyers, pleadings and dismissing witnesses.

The settlement agreement was made out of court by the ESPN and Ron Franklin, but the settlement amount was undisclosed.

ESPN opted to do what’s “easiest and effortless” as they regard.

Franklin was fired from being an announcer at ESPN before last year’s Chik-Fil-A-Bowl after calling his colleague Jeanine Edwards “sweet baby”.

When Franklin was relieved earlier before the end of his contract in 2012, he filed a wrongful termination complaint against the ESPN.

Franklin, 69, had specialized in Big 12 football and basketball for ESPN. From 1992 until 2009, Franklin provided sports commentaries for “Big Monday” basketball broadcasts. Per year, he broadcasts 35 sports event.

Though ESPN made an outside court settlement with Franklin, they never once admit any wrongdoing for terminating Franklin. Definitely, time consuming court litigations are just out of ESPN’s items for its itinerary.

In some cases, an employer has the right to fire an employee, but when the termination is done in an unlawful or unreasonable manner, the employee also has the right to file for a wrongful termination claim.

In such instance, let a lawyer for a wrongful termination be aware of all the issues concerning the termination to determine one’s right to the claim.

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