Age, Race, Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against the New York Times

In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Grant v. New York Times et al, 16-cv-03175 (filed April 28, 2016), two named plaintiffs (individually and on behalf of all similarly situated persons) allege age, race, and gender discrimination against the New York Times.

From the complaint:

The New York Times, widely touted as the “paper of record,” has been engaging in deplorable discrimination that has remained largely off the record. Unbeknownst to the world at large, not only does the Times have an ideal customer (young, white, wealthy), but also an ideal staffer (young, white, unencumbered with a family) to draw that purported ideal customer. In furtherance of these discriminatory goals, the Times has created a workplace rife with disparities. Unfortunately, the Times’s Advertising staff on the business side is systematically becoming increasingly younger and whiter. Plaintiffs Grant and Walker [] are employed in the Advertising division at the Times and have experienced discrimination, and were retaliated against, when they complained about such discrimination.

Plaintiffs allege violations of various statutes, including the Equal Pay Act, 42 USC 1981, and the New York City Human Rights Law.

The case has been referred to Judge Kevin P. Castel.

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