In a lawsuit filed against Cable News Network (CNN) and some of its smaller networks, accusations are made of a “glass-ceiling” and drastic differences in pay for African American employees doing similar work as their white counterparts. Also included are claims that African-American employees receive lower performance ratings in evaluations.
The claims against CNN do not stop there, according to the complaint African-American employees have complained about racial slurs from their superiors, from NewsBusters:
The complaint cites hiring and advancement statistics while alleging that African-American employees have endured slurs from superiors, including: “It’s hard to manage black people,” and “Who would be worth more, black slaves from times past or new slaves?”
Gardner added that “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,” he reported
A plaintiffs’ motion to amend that was filed stated:
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.
Where has the main stream media been, and why are they not reporting on the complaint filed by African American employees at CNN?