HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Editorials & Other Articles (Forum) » U.S. agency probes Facebo...

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:46 AM

U.S. agency probes Facebook for 'systemic' racial bias in hiring, promotions

Source: Reuters

REBOOT-LIVE
MARCH 5, 2021 7:11 PM UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO

Exclusive: U.S. agency probes Facebook for 'systemic' racial bias in hiring, promotions

By Paresh Dave
4 MIN READ

(Reuters) - A U.S. agency investigating Facebook Inc for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated the probe as “systemic,” attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who claim the company discriminated against them told Reuters on Friday.

A “systemic” probe means the agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, suspects company policies may be contributing to widespread discrimination.

The EEOC typically resolves disputes through mediation or allowing complainants to sue employers. But agency officials designate a few cases “systemic,” enabling investigators to rope in specialists to analyze company data and potentially bring a broader lawsuit representing entire classes of workers.

Facebook operations program manager Oscar Veneszee Jr. and two applicants denied jobs brought a charge last July to the EEOC, and a third rejected applicant joined the case in December. They have alleged Facebook discriminates against Black candidates and employees by relying on subjective evaluations and promoting problematic racial stereotypes.

The designation of the EEOC’s probe has not been previously reported.

-snip-

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-workers-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-agency-probes-facebook-for-systemic-racial-bias-in-hiring-promotions-idUSKBN2AY006

0 replies, 668 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread