Almost nine months after he left office, President Trump scores another win for the American worker. His Department of Labor brought charges against Facebook for shutting Americans out of high-paying jobs in order to hire much cheaper foreign labor.
The charges were brought in December of 2020. Facebook will have to pay a $14 million dollar fine and they will have to report all of their open jobs publicly and the Labor Department has oversight of their hiring practices to make sure they comply.
How long before Sleepy Joe takes credit for this victory? Or maybe he will even believe the victory was his. After all, he believes 81 million people voted for him. If he believes that, he will believe anything.
Given his performance since taking office, if you ask every American voted who they voted for in 2020, how many do you think would admit voting for him?
That’s like the little boy who had to tell the class what his father did for a living, he said his dad was an exotic dancer in a gay nightclub.
After class, the teacher took the boy aside and asked him if his dad was really an exotic dancer in a gay nightclub. The boy said no. He said his father actually played football for the Detroit Lions and he didn’t want all the kids to make fun of him.
Of the fine $4.5 million went to the Labor Department and the leftover $9.5 million will go to the victims of Facebook’s illegal hiring practice. The $14 million is the largest settlement the agency has ever received.
These settlements come after the DOJ filed a lawsuit against Facebook in December 2020 alleging that the company “engaged in intentional and widespread violations of the law, by setting aside positions for temporary visa holders instead of considering interested and qualified U.S. workers.” The government said Facebook had failed to properly advertise at least 2,600 open jobs and did not consider applications from U.S. citizens before offering those positions to foreign workers whom the company had sponsored for green cards between 2018 and 2019.
“Facebook is not above the law, and must comply with our nation’s federal civil rights laws, which prohibit discriminatory recruitment and hiring practices,” Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said. “Companies cannot set aside certain positions for temporary visa holders because of their citizenship or immigration status. This settlement reflects the Civil Rights Division’s commitment to holding employers accountable and eradicating discriminatory employment practices.”