Pinterest has settled a lawsuit alleging discrimination against racial minorities and women in its workplace, the company confirmed to CNET via email. The image-sharing social media site also pledged to spend $50 million to promote diversity, but further financial details of the settlement weren't revealed.
The allegations arose after former employees Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu Banks, both of whom are Black women, said in June 2020 that they'dand faced retaliation after raising concerns about unfair pay.
Two months after that, former chief operating officer Francoise Brougherfor allegedly excluding her from important decisions after refusing to "take a back seat to her male peers." The company settled Brougher's suit last December.