Black Employees Sue CNN Over Allegations Of Discrimination
Several black employees are filing a class action lawsuit against CNN and Time Warner, claiming that they experienced discrimination in the workplace and retaliation for speaking out about it.
A press conference will be held Wednesday with further details on the suit according to Attorney Daniel Meachum.
He specifically pointed to lead plaintiff DeWayne Walker’s story of discrimination and retaliation and noted that a list of others involved in the suit will be made available, saying, “As a result of the current discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of DeWayne Walker vs. CNN, Time Warner & Turner, we have uncovered stories involving abuse of power, nepotism, revenge, retaliation and discrimination.”
This is not the first time Walker has sued CNN. He filed suit in January claiming that he had been consistently passed over for promotions that were given to white coworkers instead. Walker claimed that he was targeted for retaliation after he complained to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
According to Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, three other employees have filed suit against CNN: Stanley Wilson for wrongful termination, Ricky Blalock for racial discrimination, and Omar Butcher for both racial and religious discrimination.