CBS, technicians settle sex lawsuit

October 25, 2000
CBS agreed to settle a class-action sexdiscrimination lawsuit involving about 200 women technicians for $8 million, attorneys said Wednesday. 
     The agreement, which must be approved by a federal judge, alsoincludes changes in how CBS handles job, training and overtime opportunities, saidSusan Stokes, one of the attorneys representing the women. 
     The lawsuit, filed in 1996, accused CBS of discriminating against itsfemale technical employees at television stations in Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay, Wis. Earlier thisyear in Minnesota, U.S. District Judge Donavan Frank approved the case as a class action. 
     The women claimed they were denied assignments, promotions,overtime and training and were forced to work in a sexually hostile work environment.