CBS has reached a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over allegations of age discrimination at its Dallas TV stations.
The case began after CBS-owned KTVT Channel 11 in Dallas refused to hire a popular 42-year-old reporter, Tammy Dombeck Campbell.
The EEOC sued on behalf of Campbell, who met the qualifications listed in a 2014 job posting for a CBS traffic reporter position. Campbell had more than five years of on-air experience and she was knowledgeable about Dallas’ freeways and traffic patterns. Instead, CBS ultimately gave the job to a 24-year-old former NFL cheerleader.
As part of the settlement, CBS’ Dallas stations entered into a consent decree that forbids discrimination or retaliation against people who speak out against any unlawful practices, according to the settlement document. In addition, CBS agreed to pay Campbell $215,000 for “backpay and all other damages,” according to the agreement.
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