A former YouTube content auditor is suing the Google company for failing to properly protect her and her colleagues from the mental harm of hours of graphic footage every day.The class action lawsuit against YouTube was filed by Joseph saveri law firm, which previously sued Facebook for failing to protect the mental health of content auditors. As a result of the earlier lawsuit, Facebook paid $52 million in damages to content auditors who developed PTSD as a result of working for the company.
The lawsuit, CNET first reported, said YouTube had never followed its own safety guidelines or provided sufficient support to content auditors. Because of the time spent working at the company, the anonymous plaintiff in the proceedings stated that she had suffered
In the plaintiff's statement of action:
The plaintiff in the recent lawsuit reviewed YouTube content through a third-party agency called collabra, who worked for the company from January 2018 to August 2019. Such third-party institutions are often used by technology companies such as Google and Facebook. Such jobs are often short-term contracts with low pay and minimal health benefits. Employees must sign a non disclosure agreement (NDA) to prevent them from talking about their work in public.
Also highlighted in the lawsuit is YouTube