TITLE

Reporter Was Victim of Racial Bias

PUB. DATE
December 1987
SOURCE
Labor Law Journal;Dec87, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p755
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the decision of a Tennessee federal district court that an African American television reporter was discriminated by his employers at WMC-TV as of December 1987. An award-winning African American television reporter was discriminated against because of his, a federal district court in Tennessee found. White reporters with far less seniority and experience than the claimant were promoted over him to do the weekday shows. In addition, the station was found to have paid the claimant less than it paid less qualified whites for substantially equal work. A back pay award equal to the difference between the salary of the claimant and the salary of his white counterpart was ordered, as well as punitive and compensatory damages under the Civil Rights Act of 1871.
ACCESSION #
17482084

 

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