The Kenyan regulatory system relentlessly brawls Meta over a lawsuit that is currently instigated by the inland Labour Court that probes the social media giant over unethical retrenchment. The Kenya regulatory system advances its probe on the social media giant flagship social network, Facebook per the filed lawsuit to scold unethical labour practice and call it a quit.
The Kenyan Labour Court shares the same charisma with other factions of the inland regulatory agency that bid to apply rigid policy on foreign companies — Meta is currently its prey entitled to regulatory scolds for a while now due to its actions. The outcome of the lawsuit is uncertain as the case currently pends in the regulator’s journal until the Court substantively hears and decides a verdict.
While the jury system of the Kenyan Labour Court contemplates an optimal verdict to probe Meta’s unethical labour practice, the regulator has reportedly sanctioned Facebook to ban terminating employment contracts issued to its Kenyans. The sanctions by the labour regulatory agency barristers for the content moderators such as Sema, an indigenous corporate content moderator that partnered with the social media giant and suffered Meta’s retrenchment campaign.
The Kenyan Labour Court reported that “Facebook’s Nairobi content moderation covers around 500 million people, yet of the estimated 15,000 Facebook content moderators in the world, only about 260 of them work in Nairobi. Contrast that with the thousands of moderators working in the US.”
According to Meta Kenya, content moderators are contract employees which restrains their entitlement compared with other full-time employees. This implies that the Labour Court imposed sanctions is not exclusive to Facebook, yet the policy is inclusive of other social networks parented by Meta to abstain from unethical labour practice.
Meta is faced with a severe lawsuit in Kenya that placed a fraction of its operations on probation for impacting the amassed unemployment population in the country via Facebook. Although, the Facebook retrenchment scheme is not a biased campaign that planned to wreck the Kenyan economy with the diminished standard of earnings and hiked unemployment — a global initiative to minimize its working capital.
The Kenyan Labour regulatory agency disregards Meta’s excuse to cut operational costs since the global economy has plummeted and impacted several technology companies to observe retrenchment scheme. The Labour Court of Kenya is keen on regulating foreign companies and protecting its digital landscape regardless of the global economic turmoil.