Facebook Agrees to $52M Settlement in Workers’ PTSD Litigation

Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to resolve allegations that the social media giant ignored workplace safety standards, resulting in significant psychological trauma to content moderators as a result of the thousands of graphic images they see on the job.

“This groundbreaking litigation fixed a major workplace problem involving developing technology and its impact on real workers who suffered in order to make Facebook safer for its users,” says Dan Charest of Dallas-based Burns Charest LLP, co-lead counsel for the class. “Ultimately, the settlement is a great result for the class members.”

The class action settlement calls for initial cash payments to the moderators and coverage for additional mental health treatment and counseling.

For more information, please contact Barry Pound at 800-559-4534 or barry@androvett.com.

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