Ex assistant director of “The Big Bang Theory,“Christopher Klausen has filed a case against the Warner Bros. allegedly claiming he was discriminated and terminated because he was older. Klausen filed suit against Warner Bros. who produces the sitcom for CBS saying they had no legitimate reason to terminate him however, over a course of time he realized that he was being allocated less work, demoted and their reason was, “he was unable to connect as well as other directors (who were younger) with the actors.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Fifty is the magic number in Klausen’s lawsuit. He claims it was after he hit his 50th birthday that the crew conspired to cut him out of the production.”
According to Klausen’s credentials, which include The Fresh Prince of Belair and Different Strokes, he is sure that he is still in a good place to work as a capable director.
His doubts on the termination, proved more discriminatory when he said even though they had demoted him, many times they would still ask him to work as first director on the show.
In the complaint, Klausen said he realized that everyone would critique him in ways that before his 50th birthday would not happen. Klausen ultimately lost his spot working on the show when he received the phone call from Oshima Belyeu who terminated him.
Christopher Klausen is filing his suit on the claim off violation to California’s Equal Employment and Housing Act.