A former employee of Pinterest has accused the social media site of discrimination and unfair treatment last Monday. Ifeoma Ozoma, a Nigerian who prior to her resignation had worked as public policy manager and had previously worked for Facebook and Google, took to twitter to accuse Pinterest executives and staff of hypocrisy in the light of their statement expressing solidarity with Black Lives Matter (BLM).
Ifeoma Ozoma is not alone in making these accusations. She and Aerica Shimizu Banks both resigned from Pinterest in May from their positions as Public Policy Managers. Both of them accused their former employers on Monday as to the real reasons behind their resignations and they both took to Twitter Monday to share explosive allegations about why they left. Ozoma claimed she fought for one year to be paid fairly and that a white male colleague shared her contact details with ‘violently racist and misogynistic parts of the internet’.
Pinterest has responded to these allegations by issuing a statement stating ‘it was confident both employees were treated fairly.’ It also stated,’ We’re committed to advancing our work on inclusion and diversity by taking action at our company and our platform.’