New York Times Hit With Discrimination Class Action

Law360, New York (April 28, 2016, 5:28 PM EDT) -- Two female African-American advertising account managers slammed The New York Times Co. with a putative class action in New York federal court on Thursday, alleging the paper's business unit pays minorities, women and older workers less and has targeted them for buyouts as part of companywide layoffs.

The 61-page suit names the New York Times as well as Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson and Chief Revenue Officer Meredith Levien, saying the alleged pattern of disparate treatment occurred under their watch. The suit claims that Levien referenced the need for employees to be "people who look like the people we are selling...

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