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Facebook at center of race discrimination lawsuit

Texas residents may be interested in a current employment law case involving social media company Facebook. Reports stated that two African-American employees in another state filed a federal lawsuit against the company after allegedly facing race discrimination on the job. One of the workers is a maintenance man, and the other man was a manager before leaving the company in October. 

The maintenance worker asserts that he has been paid lower wages and has been given smaller raises than white workers in the same position. The former manager alleges that his leaving resulted from systemic racism and having many of his duties taken away. It is also claimed that a supervisor at the branch repeatedly made racist remarks. Though the men took complaints to the human resources department, they do not believe that the investigations into the incidents addressed their concerns.

As a result of the apparent lack of action, the men filed a lawsuit. A spokesperson for Facebook claims that the supervisor was fired and the other claims do not have merit. The company apparently plans to defend against the allegations. It was noted, however, that the company's diversity report indicated that they are lacking when it comes to the employment of minorities and women. 

Race discrimination is a serious issue that many individuals of various racial backgrounds face. If such discrimination takes place at work and results in those workers suffering negative effects, they may wish to consider taking legal action of their own. Interested Texas residents may wish to find out more information on their potential options for filing employment law claims.

Source: Fortune, "Facebook Hit With Lawsuit Over Alleged Racial Discrimination", Jeff John Roberts, Nov. 28, 2016

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