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U.S. sues Facebook over hiring practices

Christian Fernsby |
the us department of justice sued facebook thursday over allegations the social media company side stepped visa rules to discriminate against u.s. workers for over 2,500 positions.

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Topics: FACEBOOK   

The department accused Facebook of failing to consider "qualified and available U.S. workers" for jobs that were given to foreign workers.

The department said in a statement that following a two year investigation it determined "Facebook intentionally created a hiring system in which it denied qualified U.S. workers a fair opportunity to learn about and apply for jobs that Facebook instead sought to channel to temporary visa holders Facebook wanted to sponsor for green cards."

Assistant Attorney General Eric S. Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division said there should no question about the intent behind the Facebook lawsuit.

"Our message to workers is clear: if companies deny employment opportunities by illegally preferring temporary visa holders, the Department of Justice will hold them accountable," he said.

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