Meta faces third lawsuit in Kenya as moderators claim illegal sacking, blacklisting

by Digital Brainiacs
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Social media giant Meta and its Kenya-based content moderation partners, Sama and Majorel, are facing a new lawsuit in Kenya. In a petition filed today, 43 content moderators allege “unlawful termination” by Sama, whose contract with Meta comes to an end this month after shutting down its content review arm in January. They are also contesting alleged discrimination by Meta’s new content moderation partner, Majorel, who they claim has blacklisted all of Sama’s previous employees.

In a petition filed before the employment and labour relations court, the moderators claim Sama dismissed them in an unlawful manner, claiming that no redundancy notices were issued. The suit also claims, among other issues, that the moderators were not issued with a 30-day termination notice as is required by Kenyan law, and that their terminal dues were hinged on their signing of non-disclosure documents.

Further claims include that Meta has instructed its new Luxembourg-based partner,…

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