SAN FRANCISCO (NEWSnet/AP) — Snapchat Inc. will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by California’s civil rights agency.

The agency claims the company discriminated against female employees, failed to prevent workplace sexual harassment and retaliated against women who complained.

The settlement with Snapchat Inc., which owns the popular disappearing-message app by the same name, covers women who worked for the company in California between 2014 and 2024, the California Civil Rights Department announced Wednesday.

The bulk of the settlement money will go to employees who faced discrimination at Snapchat Inc., California officials said.

The settlement is subject to court approval.

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