Winter was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for her long form article

Winter was nominated for a pulitzer prize in 2008 for

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Winter was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for her long form article “Aaron and Barack.” Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3. 9. Sawyer Shaw purchased TBD in January 2014. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3. 10. Shaw terminated 40% of the older staff members. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3. 11. TBD’s quality went down with content less sophisticated as Shaw referred to their readers as young and dumb. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3. 12. Winter’s workload was at about 50 pieces a year from 1987 to 2013. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3. 13. After Shaw’s takeover of TBD, Winter was pushed to write and push out content every day. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3. 14. Winter had worked in an office her whole career. She relied on staff for research and camaraderie. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3. 15. Winter was pushed to work from home like a blogger, not as a real writer does. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3. 16. On November 20, 2015 Winter received a birthday card for her 50 th birthday full of hurtful ageist comments. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3. 17. In December 2015 Winter received a performance evaluation stating she should be proud of her work and that she adapted well to online from print. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 3.
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18. December 23, 2015 Winter was handed a termination letter about 15 minutes before their holiday party. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 4. 19. Riley Winter was replaced with a teenager who is doing the same work she did. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 4. 20. Winter has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder which has affected her physically and emotionally, rendering her unemployable. Plaintiffs’ Complaint, ¶ 4. ARGUMENT I.
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