French advertising company Publicis Groupe SA and its U.S. subsidiary have agreed to pay $2.87 million to settle pay, pregnancy and other sex discrimination claims by a group of female former and current public relations executives, according to documents filed Oct. 13 in federal court in New York (Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe SA, S.D.N.Y., 1:11-cv-01279, preliminary settlement 10/13/15).

The settlement would resolve the class and individual claims of more than 100 female employees of MSLGroup,...