Social media platform Facebook, which came to the fore with the censorship of world leaders, this time faced accusations of racist approach in recruitment and paid premiums. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which acted on the allegations, launched an investigation into Facebook. The investigation was initiated by the rejected candidates who applied for a job on Facebook and the manager named Oscar Veneszee Jr., who is already working in the company. An executive who claimed to be discriminatory spoke to the American media, and the lawyer of the group, Peter Romer-Friedman, who claimed that they were discriminated against, announced that EEOCin was investigating Facebook for racist bias in hiring and promotions.
RACIST APPROACH TO BLACK CANDIDATES
Oscar Veneszee Jr., Facebook operations program manager, and three candidates filed a criminal complaint against Facebook last July for racist prejudice in hiring and promotions. Filing a criminal complaint, Oscar Veneszee Jr. stated that Facebook relies on subjective assessments and promotes racist stereotypes, discrimination against black candidates and employees.
INFORMATION DOCUMENT RECEIVED FROM THE PARTIES
Peter Romer-Friedman, a lawyer at Gupta Wessler representing Veneszee and other job candidates, said that the EEOC brought researchers to Facebook last August and received detailed information from both parties in the last 4 months. A Facebook recruitment policy gives employees a bonus of up to $ 5,000 when a candidate they recommend is hired, so that the candidates referred to the company tend to reflect the structure of existing employees at the expense of black professionals.
THE SHARE OF BLACK EMPLOYEES ON FACEBOOK IS 3.9 PERCENT
Facebook had announced that approximately 3.9 percent of its employees in the US were Black as of June last year.
THE MISSION OF THE EEOC
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is known as a body that resolves disputes between employee and companies through mediation or allows complainants to sue employers.