Sony Latest Target of Intern Class-Action Lawsuit

Plaintiff's class-action filing in New York says that she should have been paid for summer work

 

A woman who worked a summer as an unpaid intern has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony Corporation of America, Sony Music Holdings and Columbia Recording Corp. over wages she says she should have been paid.

The lawsuit was filed in state Supreme Court in New York on Tuesday, and is similar to ones filed by unpaid interns against other entertainment and media companies.

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Britt'ni Fields says she worked as an unpaid intern from May 2008 to August 2008 but should have been paid under state labor law.

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Unpaid interns across the country this summer have filed suits against prominent media companies such as Fox Searchlight, Conde Nast and Warner Music Group.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report