#GAReads | Vice Settles $1.87 Million Lawsuit for Underpaying Hundreds of Women
Vice Media settled a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of 675 women who were employed and underpaid at the company between 2014 and 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Vice submitted an agreement to pay out $1.875 million on Monday, amounting to about $1,600 per woman after attorneys fees.
The lawsuit was launched against the company in March of 2018 in Los Angeles and New York, by a former employee named Elizabeth Rose, who alleged that the company was guilty of systematic pay discrimination. The lawsuit alleges that Vice purposely underpaid their female employees, despite similar work experience and job responsibilities.