Simon Reeve launches legal action against Seven

Case over unpaid entitlements centres around employment or contractor status.

Former Weekend Sunrise presenter Simon Reeve has launched legal action against Seven in the Federal Court.

Reeve is reportedly suing Seven over unpaid entitlements he believes are owed. The Daily Mail reports the case centres around whether he was employee or a private contractor to the network, and follows similar reports in The Australian.

Reeve first began at Seven in 1979 on shows such as State Affair and Beyond 2000. After time overseas returned to Australia in 2001 working on Seven News, Sunrise, plus hosting on It’s Academic, Million Dollar Minute and Weekend Sunrise, and narrating The Force.

He exited the network some months ago after redundancies were made within the network.

Seven declined to comment.