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Funny you haven’t heard about 175 People suing CNN for racial discrimination

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There’s been a lot of talk about the workplace environment at Fox News Channel: sexual harassment, hush money allegedly paid to victims, a string of high-profile resignations where some were really firings. The latest with Fox is a lawsuit by 13 plaintiffs against the network, alleging racial discrimination.

But even less in the news is a massive class-action lawsuit against CNN, that has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since it was first filed in December 2016. Now, 175 current and former employees have contacted lawyers about joining in on the case.

Only a few news agencies followed up on the lawsuit at the end of April, and when that happened, the case exploded.

The New York Post wrote on April 27:

“The lawsuit against CNN, meanwhile, claims the company’s Atlanta headquarters is rife with racism. Minority employees had to endure bigoted remarks such as “It’s hard to manage black people” and “Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?,” according to a complaint by former workers Celeslie Henley and Ernest Colbert Jr. filed in Atlanta federal court.

Colbert Jr. also claims he was paid thousands less than white colleagues as a manager at the affiliated Turner Broadcasting System.

Henley, a former CNN executive assistant, says she was fired in 2014 for complaining that black employees were being paid less than white counterparts.”

The Hollywood Reporter wrote:

While the Fox News suit has grown by one additional employee, the case against CNN may soon become bigger by many multiples.
That’s because after the defendants moved for dismissal or at least a more definitive statement about specific allegations, also raising the prospect that some of the claims may be barred by statute of limitations or by plaintiffs not exhausting administrative remedies, the plaintiffs’ attorneys told the judge of their wish to file an amended complaint.
According to a plaintiffs’ motion to amend that was filed March 23, “Since the filing of this action, counsels for the plaintiffs have been contacted by more than 175 people, both former and current employees of the Defendant, requesting to be members of the putative class action, all having similar complaints of intentional racial discrimination, discrimination impact and discriminatory practices employed by the Defendants.”
The attorneys also write that many of the potential members recently coming forward are within the administrative process at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and awaiting their 90-days right-to-sue letter.”

You would never know it, but now, the number of people now suing CNN is ten times higher than those suing Fox wrote Ken LaCorte on Mediaite — “yet how many stories have you read about that?”

CNN star Jake Tapper clearly forgot about the lawsuit against his own employer:

 But hey, if it’s not on CNN, it’s probably not news…

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