Bassoonist settles age discrimination casemain
The former principal bassoonist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has settled his case for unfair demotion.
John Wetherill, 63, claimed in 2012 that the Indy and its Polish music director Krzysztof Urbanski were engaged in a strategy to ‘move out and replace’ senior players like himself with others much younger and cheaper.
Wetherill was demoted to second bassoon and filed suit for age discrimination.
Settlement was finally reached on February 12. Wetherill had sought compensation for lost wages, mental anguish and legal fees. The agreement states that each party will ‘bear its own costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees.’