Pinterest settles lawsuit alleging racial and gender discrimination, report says

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Pinterest shareholders reportedly accused the company’s directors of failing to address a culture of discrimination.

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Pinterest settled a lawsuit alleging discrimination against racial minorities and women in its workplace, new York Times And NBC News Reported on Wednesday. The image-sharing social media site also pledged to spend $50 million to promote diversity, he noted, but financial details were not revealed ahead of the settlement.

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The company’s shareholders explicitly accused the board of directors of failing to respond to the culture of discrimination that developed.

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The allegations were made by former employees Ifoma Ozoma and Erika Shimizu Banks, who are both black women, in June 2020 that they have been subject to racial discrimination and faced retaliation after raising concerns about unfair pay.

Two months after that, former Chief Operating Officer François Broueger Sue Pinterest For allegedly excluding her from important decisions after refusing to “let her male peers take a back seat”. Company settles Brewer’s lawsuit for $22.5 million last December.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this week’s settlement.

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