Welcome to the Information Website for the Facebook Content Monitor Class Action Settlement


UPDATE TO CLASS MEMBERS ABOUT NOTICE AND TIMING

The Final Approval of the Settlement was granted on July 14, 2021. The Settlement became final on September 14, 2021. The initial $1,000 payments were be sent to Class Members on October 14, 2021, and Class Members have until March 14, 2022 to submit claims documenting diagnoses and any other damages.

The $1,000 payment may, but is not required to, be used for medical diagnostic screenings. Claim Forms were sent via mail or email along with this payment on October 14, 2021, and should be received on or about that date. If you are a Class Member and did not receive a Claim Form, an electronic version is available here to download or print.

The Payment Election page of this Settlement website is now open for those who have submitted a Claim. The Payment Election page allows Claimants to update their preferred method of payment and/or update their contact information.

Claim filing is now open. If you are a Class Member, please submit a claim here. For more information on Claim filing, please click here.

Please continue to monitor this website for updates and contact the Settlement Administrator with any questions at 1-855-917-3515. Questions regarding the Settlement should be directed to the Settlement Administrator rather than Class Counsel.


Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook") and Plaintiffs Selena Scola, Erin Elder, Gabriel Ramos, April Hutchins, Konica Ritchie, Allison Trebacz, Jessica Swarner, and Gregory Shulman, on behalf of themselves and a putative class of current or former content moderators, have reached a $52 million settlement in the above referenced action. The class includes current or former content moderators who performed work for Facebook in California, Arizona, Texas, or Florida as an employee or subcontractor of one or more Facebook vendors between September 15, 2015 and August 14, 2020.

This website advises you of your rights with respect to the Settlement, including your right to participate in the Settlement, your right to receive benefits from this Settlement, your right to object to the disclosure of your information to the Parties’ attorneys, your right to exclude yourself from the Settlement, and your right to object to the Settlement. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Please read this website carefully.

Once you receive notice, be sure to follow all instructions to ensure you receive all payments to which you are entitled.

The Settlement Agreement provides a medical screening payment in the amount of $1,000 to every member of the class. In addition, Class Members diagnosed with specified qualifying conditions as a result of their work reviewing graphic and objectionable content will receive a payment that can be used for treatment of the condition and, depending on the amount remaining in the Settlement fund after screening and treatment payments, you may be eligible for additional damage awards of up to $50,000.

Facebook will also implement significant workplace reforms including: (1) requiring all U.S. Facebook vendors to provide on-site coaching with licensed clinicians and standardized resiliency measures and (2) implementing tooling enhancements designed to mitigate the effects of exposure to graphic and objectionable material.


Your participation in this class action Settlement will not be publicly disclosed, and by filing a claim, there will be no retaliation against you by Facebook, nor will Facebook take the position that you have violated any non-disclosure agreement (NDA).


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Exclude Yourself From the Settlement

The deadline for all Class Members to exclude themselves from the Settlement passed on June 1, 2021.

Exclusions are no longer accepted.

Object to the Settlement

The deadline for all Class Members to object to the Settlement passed on June 1, 2021.

Objections are no longer accepted.

Object to the Disclosure of Your Information

As of June 1, 2021, the deadline for all Class Members to object to the disclosure of information has passed.

Disclosure objections are no longer accepted.

Attend the Final Approval Hearing

The Court held the Final Approval Hearing on June 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., at the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Mateo, 400 County Center, Department 23, Redwood City, CA 94063, to consider whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate.

On July 14, 2021, the Hon. V. Raymond Swope signed the Order granting Final Approval of the Settlement.

Do Nothing If you do nothing, you will be a Class Member and will be bound by the Settlement. This means that you cannot bring a separate lawsuit against Facebook concerning injuries and/or damages allegedly caused by viewing graphic and objectionable material while working as a Content Moderator.
File a Claim

Claim filing is now open. If you are a Class Member, please submit a claim here. For more information on Claim filing, please click here.

The initial $1,000 payments were sent to Class Members on October 14, 2021, and Class Members have until March 14, 2022, to submit claims documenting diagnoses and any other damages.

The $1,000 payment may, but is not required to, be used for medical diagnostic screenings. Claim Forms were sent via mail or email, along with this payment, on October 14, 2021.

The Payment Election page of this Settlement website is now open for those who have submitted a Claim. The Payment Election page allows Claimants to update their preferred method of payment and/or update their contact information.

Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this Settlement website.