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Facebook hit with complaint alleging widespread bias against Black workers

Daniel Wiessner
·1 min read
FILE PHOTO: Facebook logos
FILE PHOTO: Facebook logos

By Daniel Wiessner

A Black Facebook Inc worker on Thursday filed a complaint claiming the social media giant's stated commitment to diversity and civil rights, including its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, masks widespread discrimination against Black workers.

Oscar Veneszee, a Washington D.C.-based operations program manager, said in a charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that Facebook has shown a pattern of discrimination in hiring, performance evaluations, promotions and pay, and that Black workers fill just 1.5% of its technical positions.

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