A class action law suit brought against CNN and its parent, Turner Broadcasting, alleges that African-Americans working for the company are subjected to racial discrimination.
The suit alleges that African Americans hired at CNN are passed over for promotions and are paid less than their white counterparts. An HR Diversity Trend Report shows that men of color consistently receive the lowest performance ratings and that upper management lacks racial diversity when compared to the company as a whole.
The class action lawsuit follows on the heels of an earlier lawsuit filed by an employee making similar claims, which resulted in other employees coming forward with stories of abuse, nepotism, revenge, retaliation and discrimination.
Race discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race. Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion.
The law forbids discrimination of this nature when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
If you have been subjected to racial discrimination, disability discrimination or any other form of unlawful employment discrimination, call 515-331-3510 or contact Des Moines employment discrimination attorney Marc Humphrey through this web site for a free confidential consultation today.
Source: New York Times, “Black Employees File Discrimination Suit Against CNN, Turner”, accessed December 8, 2016.