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TBN Settles in Court Over Employee Age Discrimination Case, Employee Says They are Bullies

TBN loses in age discrimination case file by ex-employee

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TBN Settles in Court Over Employee Age Discrimination Case, Employee Says They are Bullies

Here’s another lawsuit settled in the favor of the plaintiff against TBN and Jan and Paul Crouch. We are happy this employee won their case to show that this so-called Christian organization needs to take responsibility for unethical practices.

 A settlement was recently reached in the lawsuit involving Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and a former employee who said he was fired because of his age. The Orange County Register reports that Horst Brandt, who oversaw TBN’s computer systems, accused the ministry of age discrimination, among other things.

The lawsuit claims TBN leaders like Paul and Jan Crouch called Brandt “an old dinosaur” and referred to the building where he worked as “the old folks’ home.” The lawsuit also accused TBN leaders of making comments about Brandt’s German descent and comparing his work in the department to that of Nazi Germany. Brittany Koper, the granddaughter of Paul and Jan Crouch, affirms that the ministry was always looking for ways to remove older employees. Koper headed the human resources department while at TBN.

The OC also reported prior to the settlement that former TBN employee Paul Crouch Jr. stated to a vendor after firing Brandt: ‘there are some older people here and it is time for a change.” Crouch Jr. told another vendor that Chief Financial Officer Ruth Brown, ‘is getting up there in age and should find something else to do.’

Though the settlement and the specific amount reached remains undisclosed, the former employee Horst Brandt had an earful to say through his attorney. He stated TBN has a culture of bullying and its time the intimidation in the workplace stops.

To read the full letter, go HERE.

What nerve! Jan and Paul Crouch are not spring chickens- that’s for sure. How could they make fun of an employee and it still be considered a Christian organization? These folks treat people badly because they have swindled so much money. SMH