Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
ViacomCBS
Penalty: 
$8,000,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
October 25, 2000
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement of a major sex discrimination lawsuit against CBS Broadcasting, Inc. for $8 million in financial compensation for approximately 200 female workers in various cities, along with wide- ranging injunctive relief to be monitored by EEOC over the duration of the four year Consent Decree. The suit charged CBS with subjecting a class of female technicians to a pattern and practice of discrimination in regard to salary, over time, promotions, and training; creating a hostile work environment that included sexual harassment; and retaliating against female employees for complaining about the discrimination.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
media
Specific Industry of Parent: 
media
Notes: 

Description field shows type of discrimination that EEOC had alleged.

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