"Victory of Laughter: Fired Reporter Reinstated for Simply Funny Stand-up"


Fired reporter, Jad Sleiman, wins reinstatement over funny stand-up.

Employer ordered to rehire Sleiman after arbitration ruling.

Comedy clips must be removed due to potential policy violations.

Sleiman's firing questioned, health insurance cut same day.

Comedic focus on Arab-American experiences, Marine Corps, and reporting.

Arbitrator critiques jokes, some deemed funny, others insightful.

SAG-AFTRA involvement crucial in Sleiman's fight for reinstatement.

Union applauds arbitrator's decision, cites violation of due process.

Concerns raised about remote work and its impact on boundaries.

WHYY reviewing decision; Sleiman plans return, considers legal action.