With our correspondent in Nairobi, Alban throwback
The reading of the resolution lasted for more than two hours. This is a relief for complainants. The court renewed the suspension of their dismissal pending a hearing on the merits. So Meta and Sama should continue to pay them.
In his ruling, the Kenyan judge questioned the arguments put forward to justify the dismissals, considering Meta to be a key employee of the assessors. However, Meta Company, through its lawyers, has always maintained that no direct contract is binding with the plaintiffs. For his part, Sama says he has stopped reviewing content and thus his staff are no longer employed.
However, Facebook’s parent company said it still needed them. Meta is already planning a new contract with another subcontractor, Majorel. Therefore, dismissed assessees can be reinstated if they so desire. The Kenyan Judiciary has also ordered their absence. was discriminated against “During the recruitment process for the new contract, the complainants ” Blacklisted “.
Finally, another win for content moderators: the court highlighted the impact of their work on their mental health. He also ordered psychological treatment for Meta and Sama.
Meta has already announced that it intends to appeal the ruling. The case is due back in court on June 8 for instructions on how to proceed with the legal proceedings.
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