Alleging that it discriminated against Americans in the way by reserving positions for temporary H1B visa holders, the Justice Department on Thursday sued social networking site Facebook. The lawsuit alleged that Facebook refused to recruit, consider, or hire qualified and available US workers for over 2,600 positions.
that the social network, instead, reserved for temporary visa holders it sponsored for permanent work authorisation (or green cards). The government sought unspecified monetary damages and other penalties against the tech giant for the alleged violations, which occurred in 2018 and 2019.
When asked to respond on the revelation, Facebook said it could not comment on the now-pending litigation. However, spokesman Andy Stone said in a statement the company had been cooperating with the Justice Department fully on its probe and disputes the allegations in the complaint.