A US-based rights group has filed a complaint against Facebook for discrimination against women.
Facebook violated labor and civil rights laws by allowing job ads on its platform that excluded women, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) .
The ACLU launched its lawsuit at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Tuesday.
The lawsuit by the ACLU was taken in joint legal action with the law firm Outten & Golden, and the Communications Workers of America, which represents more than 700,000 workers.
In the lawsuit ACLU claims that Facebook allowed employers to target ads to men, to the exclusion of women, and gender-nonbinary job-seekers – those people who do not identify as either men or women.
In addition to Facebook, the ACLU named 10 companies that placed ads allegedly targeting only men.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three women, living in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois, who allegedly were not…