William Pavlu is suing Universal Television over violating California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. Pavlu says Universal fired him after developing COVID19 and needing to take a leave from the show, Hacks. Pavlu was in the hospital when he got the news that he’d been fired on December 14, 2020.

Afterward, Palau texted the Unit Production Manager saying, “So, last week when I spoke with you, you assured me I wasn’t being fired for getting Covid. Today I’m in the hospital. My Lungs are filled up. 2 of my guys have went to the hospital this last week. We are all out on Covid. Today I get a text saying we are all let go from the gaffer. So I Have to tell my whole crew that this is our for Covid, and right before Christmas, we’re all fired because of the virus. This is probably the most messed up thing any production has done to me. Or I’ve heard of. Words don’t describe how I feel about you guys right now.” Palau also had work, CBS Radford, on AppleTV+’s Mythic Quest but is not using them.   

– Excerpt from an article for Deadline by Dominic Patten. Read the full article here. ____________________________________________________________________

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