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CNN, Time Warner involved in race discrimination case

Texas readers may be aware of the pending litigation involving CNN, Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner. Reports stated that two individuals associated with the companies have filed a class-action lawsuit due to race discrimination in the workplace. This suit is reportedly not the first such claim concerning these companies. It was unclear how many specific individuals could be affected by the class-action status of the case.

Both of the men involved in this current lawsuit are African-American. One man formerly worked for CNN as executive administrative assistant, and the other man is still employed by Turner Broadcasting. These men claim that the work environments hinder the rights of minorities when it comes to addressing employment discrimination. 

It is also claimed that data provided by Turner Broadcasting documents that salaries are lower for African-American employees than for Caucasian workers in the same or similar positions. That data apparently also shows that African-American workers have never been promoted to high level positions. In other cases previously filed against the companies, claims of retaliation, discrimination, wrongful termination and other prohibited acts had been at the center of those suits. The companies declined to comment on the current litigation.

When major issues such as race discrimination exist in a workplace, taking action may be the most prudent course. If Texas residents have been the victims of such unjust actions, they may wish to consider filing lawsuits of their own. Consulting with experienced employment law attorneys could help interested parties find out more about their options and what steps may best help address their concerns.

Source: thehill.com, "African-Americans claim discrimination in class-action lawsuit against CNN, Turner", Joe Concha, Dec. 8, 2016

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