Facebook Investigated For “Systemic” Racial Bias In Hiring And Promotions

  • (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.
  • 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.
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau the 13.4% of the population is Black. Facebook said about 3.9% of its U.S. employees as of last June were Black.

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