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Court rules Meta can be sued in Kenya over alleged unlawful redundancies

Court rules Meta can be sued in Kenya over alleged unlawful redundancies

A Kenyan judge ruled that Facebook's parent company Meta could be sued in Kenya after 43 moderators at its Nairobi hub last month filed a lawsuit against the group and its local partner Sama for unfair termination. In response, Judge Matthews Nduma issued an interim injunction against Meta and Sama preventing them from terminating the moderators' contracts, pending a judgment on the legality of their redundancy. "The court finds that this court has jurisdiction to determine the matter of alleged unlawful and unfair termination of employment on grounds of redundancy," Nduma said on Thursday. The moderators in the petition - who are…
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Kenyan judge temporarily blocks mass layoff of Facebook moderators

Kenyan judge temporarily blocks mass layoff of Facebook moderators

A Kenyan judge temporarily blocked the mass redundancy of some 260 Facebook content moderators working for an outsourcing company contracted by the social media site's parent company Meta, court documents show. Judge Matthews Nduma issued an interim injunction against Meta and the Kenya-based outsourcing firm Sama, preventing them from terminating the content moderators' contracts at the end of March, pending a judgement on the legality of their redundancy. Last week 43 moderators at Facebook's Nairobi moderation hub filed a lawsuit against the social media company and Sama for unlawful redundancy. The 43 applicants say they lost their jobs with Sama for organising…
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