Meta has filed an appeal against the decision by Kenya’s Employment and Labor Relations Court that it was the primary employer of 184 moderators in sub-Saharan Africa, stating that they were employed by Meta’s content review partner, Sama. The moderators had sued the two companies for alleged unlawful termination of contracts, claiming that new partner Majorel subsequently blacklisted them under instruction from Meta. The court extended moderators’ contracts and barred Meta and Sama from laying off moderators pending the final outcome.
💼 Meta has filed an appeal against the ruling that declared it as the primary employer of moderators in sub-Saharan Africa.
💬 Moderators had sued Meta and content review partner Sama for alleged unlawful termination of contracts.
🚫 The court barred Meta and Sama from laying off moderators.
📝 The court directed that moderators’ contracts be extended and said that the moderators will continue working upon prevailing or better terms in the interim.
🩺 Meta and Sama were directed to provide medical, psychiatric and psychological care to moderators due to the ‘inherently hazardous’ nature of their work.