Date: 26th October 2000

Female Employees At CBS To Receive Settlement

About 2,000 female technicians at CBS who joined in a class-action suit against the company charging sex discrimination will divvy up an $8-million settlement that the company agreed to pay Wednesday, the women's attorneys said. Besides the cash payment, obstacles to promotion, overtime and training will be dismantled.

The suit was originally filed in Minneapolis in 1996. In a statement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said that it would keep tabs on the network over the next four years and "will be in a position to act quickly should discrimination or retaliation occur again." CBS issued its own statement denying that it had discriminated against the women but said that, given the expense of continued litigation, "we felt we were best served to move on."

Source: Studio Briefing