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Mo'Nique's Netflix Discrimination Lawsuit Is Moving Forward

Mo'Nique's Netflix Discrimination Lawsuit Is Moving Forward

Mo’Nique‘s discrimination lawsuit against Netflix is moving ahead.

If you didn’t know, the comedian filed a lawsuit last year against Netflix and she claims that the company discriminated against her when they offered her just $500,000 for a comedy special.

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The case can now move forward, according to a U.S. District Court judge, via NPR on Friday (July 17).

Judge AndrĂ© Birotte Jr wrote: “Mo’Nique plausibly alleges that, after she spoke out and called her initial offer discriminatory, Netflix retaliated against her by shutting down its ‘standard practice of negotiating in good faith that typically results in increased monetary compensation…”‘”

Her attorney David deRubertis said this “is an important victory for Hollywood talent who, just like all other workers, need protections against retaliation if they raise concerns about pay discrimination during the hiring process Employers in the entertainment industry need to take pay discrimination concerns seriously, fix them if the concerns have merit, and never retaliate against those who have the courage to speak up about equal pay.”

Netflix’s rep told the news outlet “we do not have anyone available at this time” for comment.

Find out more about the lawsuit…

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