每日英語跟讀 Ep.865: About the US - Facebook will pay $52 million to employees who suffered PTSD
Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to current and former moderators to compensate them for mental health issues developed on the job. In a preliminary settlement filed on Friday in San Mateo Superior Court, the social network agreed to pay damages to American moderators and provide more counseling to them while they work.
Each moderator will receive a minimum of $1,000 and will be eligible for additional compensation if they are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or related conditions.
In September 2018, former Facebook moderator Selena Scola sued Facebook, alleging that she developed PTSD after being placed in a role that required her to regularly view photos and images of rape, murder, and suicide. Scola developed symptoms of PTSD after nine months on the job. The complaint, which was ultimately joined by several other former Facebook moderators working in four states, alleged that Facebook had failed to provide them with a safe workspace.
Dinner with dummies: US eatery fills empty seats with mannequins與假人共進晚餐：美國餐廳用人形模特兒填滿空位
Their eyes are vacant, their smiles uncanny － but they’re dressed to the nines and they don’t need a reservation for some of America’s finest dining.
A Michelin-starred restaurant in the US state of Virginia has found a fun － or creepy, depending on your tastes － way to enforce social distancing when it reopens at the end of May: costumed mannequins seated among the breathing guests.
"This would allow plenty of space between real guests and elicit a few smiles and provide some fun photo ops," says chef Patrick O’Connell, owner of The Inn at Little Washington, in an e-mail to AFP.
"We’re all craving to gather and see other people right now. They don’t all necessarily need to be real people," O’Connell mischievously points out.
"I’ve always had a thing for mannequins － they never complain about anything and you can have lots of fun dressing them up," he adds.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1375375 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1375606