Facebook Agrees to $52 Million Settlement over Work-Trauma Claims

May 22, 2020Media Mention

Greenberg Glusker employment law partner, Karina Sterman, was interviewed by SHRM to provide some key takeaways for employers on the heels of the Facebook settlement resulting from work-trauma claims.


Karina Sterman, an attorney with Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles, noted that companies have an obligation to provide a safe work environment, both physically and psychologically.

All California employers are required to have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). When thinking about an IIPP, many employers focus on physical protections, such as ergonomic office furniture, Sterman observed, but companies also should keep in mind psychological protections.