"Mark Thompson, the chief executive of the New York Times and former director-general of the BBC, is facing a multi-million-dollar class action lawsuit alleging that he introduced a culture of 'deplorable discrimination' based on age, race and gender at the newspaper." - Rupert Neate, TheGuardian, April 28, 2016. Here is the article.
The lawsuit was filed today in the US district court of southern New York by two black females in their sixties. It could include 50 other plaintiffs. The suit contends that the media company prefers young, white and without-family employees.
If this is not settled before trial, the evidence and testimony could contain material which erodes the liberal branding of the media company. This is at a time when the company is struggling with financial challenges. This summer, reports the media, it plans to lay off hundreds of staffers. Already confirmed is the Reduction in Force of the Paris bureau.