MSLGroup and parent company Publicis Groupe have reached “a proposed settlement with plaintiffs valued at nearly $2.9 million in the long-running gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm”, reports PRWeek.

The PRWeek story, in part, also stated:

“The $2,875,000 class and collective action settlement, which resolves the claims of pay and pregnancy discrimination of more than 100 female MSLGroup employees, has been submitted to district court for approval, according to an emailed statement from Sanford Heisler Kimpel, the attorneys representing the plaintiffs.

“Representatives from the law firm declined to comment further. MSLGroup said in an emailed statement that it is pleased to have resolved this matter and avoid the cost of further litigation. Publicis and MSL have not conceded or admitted liability in connection with the settlement, and both said they have not engaged in any wrongdoing.”

In Washington, D.C., the firm operates as Qorvis MSLGROUP.

Last month, MSLGROUP was recognized by the Stevie ® Awards with a Grand Stevie® and was named Marketing Agency of the Year in the U.S. at the American Business Awards.  The U.S. recognition came on the heels of MSLGROUP winning the Grand Stevie® Award for Global Marketing Agency of the Year at the 12th International Business Awards earlier this year.

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