Pinterest will no longer force former employees to keep quiet about discrimination cases

Pinterest will no longer enforce former employees’ nondisclosure agreements when it comes to cases of racial and gender-based discrimination, according to NBC News. That’s part of the terms the company has agreed to in order to settle the lawsuit filed by its shareholder, the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island, for allegedly enabling a culture of discrimination. In addition, it has committed $50 million towards increasing diversity and inclusion within the company.

The shareholder sued Pinterest after allegations made by former employees Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu Banks became public. In a series of tweets, Ozoma detailed how she fought for a year to be paid and treated fairly.

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