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.
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