Media Company Sued for Alleged Discrimination

Feb 13, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A lawsuit filed today alleges systemic pay discrimination against female staffers by the media company Vice. The Hill reports that the suit was filed against the digital media giant by a former employee.

“The lawsuit from Elizabeth Rose, who worked at Vice from 2014 to 2016 in a management position, accuses the company of violating the Federal Equal Pay Act and similar laws in New York and California by consistently paying women less than their male counterparts,” The Hill reports.

“In one instance, Rose alleges that a male subordinate she hired made about $25,000 more per year then she did. The man was later promoted to be her supervisor, according to the lawsuit,” the report adds. “The lawsuit also alleges that, after reviewing internal memos that showed the salaries of a few dozen employees, Rose found there was a pay disparity among men and women who did similar work, according to the lawsuit.”

Rose is seeking class action status for the lawsuit, which was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

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