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Attorney David Webbert files suit on behalf of former radio DJ, Randi Kirshbaum, for claims she was fired after seeking to work


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A Hancock County woman who worked at Portland radio stations for 38 years claims in a lawsuit she was fired illegally after she refused to return to working in the stations’ office during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Randi Kirshbaum, 68, of Southwest Harbor sought an accommodation to work from home on her doctor’s advice rather than in the office in the early months of the pandemic due to her age and family history of pulmonary disease, the complaint said.

Her attorney, David Webbert of Augusta, said Friday that a complaint Kirshbaum filed against Saga with the Maine Human Rights Commission in late 2020 is pending. Once the commission’s investigator has filed a report, discrimination claims will be added to the complaint, he said.

Read the full Bangor Daily News article here.