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Facebook under fire for alleged discrimination

A former employee of Facebook has made statements claiming that the social media giant failed to stop discriminatory behavior against black users and employees. People who use Facebook in New York might be interested in the details of the situation, which raises employment discrimination issues. The former employee publicly posted an internal Facebook memo he had written, calling out the company for removing posts by black people who were speaking out against racism.

The man resigned from Facebook in November 2018; he was formerly a strategic partner manager with the social media giant. During the more than a year that the man worked for Facebook, he said black employees were discouraged by management from acting black. Other black employees have said they were accosted or treated aggressively by security personnel on the Facebook campus. Lack of diversity may be another problem for the company, where less than four percent of employees are black.

A spokesperson for Facebook claimed the company has been working to add to the range of perspectives among employees and is doing all it can to be inclusive. The largest tech companies in the country are made up of predominantly white or Asian employees, with many staffers being politically liberal. Another former Facebook employee complained that the company was intolerant of people with conservative views before later resigning.

Someone who believes that they have been discriminated against at work might want to speak to an attorney. Legal counsel with experience in employment discrimination law might be able to help by interviewing witnesses, examining the facts or identifying parties who may be liable. The lawyer might work to negotiate a settlement with the company involved or draft and file a complaint for relief if the case cannot be settled.

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