The Department of Justice announced on December 3, 2020, that it filed a lawsuit against Facebook for discriminating against U.S. workers. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook refused to recruit, consider, or hire qualified and available U.S. workers for more than 2,600 positions. Instead, the lawsuit alleges, Facebook reserved those positions for “temporary visa holders it sponsored for permanent work authorization (or ‘green cards’) in connection with the permanent labor certification process (PERM).”

Facebook told National Public Radio that it is “cooperating with [DOJ] in its review of this issue and while we dispute the allegations in the complaint, we cannot comment further on pending litigation.”

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