Shane Smith, the current chief executive at Vice, is expected to stay on at the company, which has been hit by sexual harassment allegations.
The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, claims the news and entertainment company marginalizes women and systematically pays them less than men.
After placing Mike Germano on leave weeks ago, Vice said he would not return. Two women at the company had accused him of inappropriate behavior.
After an investigation by The Times, the company reconsiders sexual harassment allegations against its president and chief digital officer.