Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against KOKH-TV
Race discrimination can come in many different forms, including a loss of pay, promotions, benefits, training opportunities and much more. Every worker deserves to complete his or her job duties in a non-hostile work environment. An employer that engages in illegal behavior can be held accountable.
KOKH-TV Channel 25 Lawsuit
KOKH-TV Channel 25, an Oklahoma City station has agreed to pay $45,000 to an African-American news reporter who alleged that race discrimination matters had occurred in the workplace. The plaintiff, Phyllis Williams, claimed that she was paid much lower wages than both white female news reporters and male news reporters of any race. Williams also alleges that she had unequal contract terms and conditions. The plaintiff has worked for the station for over 10 years.
The private settlement resolves the retaliation, sex and racial discrimination that Williams put forth. The lawsuit had been filed when the EEOC pre-litigation conciliation process failed. The employer is also forced to post an anti-discrimination notice, as well as provide training on an annual basis.
Race Discrimination in California
The State of California prohibits an employer from discriminating against employees based on their sex, race, ancestry, color or national origin. An employer that is found guilty can be sanctioned, fined and be made to pay large awards for damages.
If you are being subjected to unfair treatment, then you should speak with an experienced attorney that focuses on employment-related cases. At Shegerian & Associates, you will find a dedicated team of legal professionals that are ready to help you. Contact them today!