LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2016  — Cortney Shegerian of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates recently issued a statement regarding the racial discrimination allegations made against Facebook by two African-American men who worked at one of the company’s data centers in North Carolina.

“Robert Gary and Robert Duffy have alleged Facebook paid them lower wages than their co-workers and stripped them of many duties for no other reason besides the fact that they are African-American,” Shegerian states. “It is disheartening to learn despite Facebook’s numerous probes into the situation, the discrimination continued and these men were subjected to inappropriate racial comments and unfair treatment.”

“Many people would never expect this kind of discriminating behavior at one of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies in the world,” Shegerian says. “However, these allegations, if true, show racial discrimination can happen in any type of work environment.”

“Facebook currently employs thousands of people, yet only 2% of their employees are African-American,” Shegerian continues. “Even more alarming is the fact that only 3% of Facebook’s leadership positions are held by African-Americans. Regardless of the allegations, it’s clear Facebook still has a long way to go before they are able to create a diverse workplace.”

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