A serious complaint was received by Facebook, after Oscar Veneszee, Jr., who has worked as manager of the operations program on the social network since 2017, pointed out that the company has not wanted to promote or promote it despite its merits and that it is a clear sign of discrimination for being African American.
The charge was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the United States, and other employees joined the cause.
“People of color and black workers in particular continue to be underrepresented at all levels of Facebook and especially at management and leadership levels. They do not feel respected or heard. And they don’t think black workers have an equal opportunity to advance their careers on Facebook, “said Veneszee.
According to the AP agency, “African American workers represent 3.8% of all American Facebook employees and 1.5% of all American technical workers at the company.”
It is not the first time that Facebook has received such a complaint, since in 2018, African-American employee Mark Luckie wrote a memo for his colleagues with racial complaints for his former employer.
“The deprivation of rights of black people on the Facebook platform reflects the marginalization of its black employees. In my time at the company, I’ve heard too many stories of black employees from a colleague or manager who calls them ‘hostile’ or ‘aggressive’ for simply sharing their thoughts in a way not unlike their non-black team members. “, Raised.
Facebook spokeswoman Pamela Austin responded to the complaints made by Veneszee: “We believe it is essential to provide all employees with a respectful and safe work environment.”