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LA Times and Tribune Publishing Settle Pay-Disparity Lawsuit for $3M

The Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing have agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit brought by a multiethnic group of journalists who alleged that they were paid less than their white male counterparts.

The lawsuit, which alleged gender, race, and ethnic discrimination, was filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court in June. Late last month, Judge David Cohn gave preliminary approval to the proposed settlement and certified a class of nearly 240 current and former reporters and editors who would be eligible for back pay. 

Under the settlement, all Black and Latino reporters, copy editors, and line editors employed by The Times from Feb. 14, 2015, to Oct. 26, 2020, could receive a portion of the award. All women who worked as reporters or editors during that period would be covered. Cohn is expected to give final approval to the settlement at a March hearing.

Read the source article at latimes.com

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