By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-4-20

The America First-focused Trump Administration is going after Facebook for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of immigrants.

The Department of Justice has sued the company alleging it “refused to recruit, consider, or hire qualified and available U.S. workers for over 2,600 positions that Facebook, instead, reserved for temporary visa holders it sponsored for permanent work authorization (or ‘green cards’).”

It is seeking “appropriate” civil penalties – it did not suggest a figure – back pay for U.S. workers denied employment due to the alleged discriminations and an end to the alleged discrimination.

DOJ said the suit comes after a two-year investigation that found that the company intentionally created a system that denied qualified U.S. workers a fair shot at jobs averaging over $150,000 per year. » Read More