Pinterest institutes new measures after its investigation into workplace culture

Days after finishing the first phase of an investigation into the workplace culture at Pinterest, the social site said on Friday that it will establish an internal committee to address discrimination issues and hire legal counsel. The new committee will report directly to Pinterest’s board. In addition, the company said that it will hire an outside law firm to evaluate its workplace practices, and reimburse all employees whose wages are more than $20,000 in 2017 to reflect their time taken during the investigation. The investigation was announced in June when it was revealed that the company had been accused of violating the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s jurisdiction by failing to properly investigate allegations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation. After a yearlong investigation, Pinterest found violations in the company’s review and recruitment practices, including a bias against women, black and Asian workers, and a disconnect between their development and seniority. “What we learned reinforced our commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable culture. Together, we developed a plan to resolve these issues and ensure you have an inspiring workplace,” Pinterest said in an email to employees obtained by The New York Times.

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