Qin Chin, a Facebook employee allegedly committed suicide at the Menlo park-based headquarters. On September 19, he reportedly jumped from a building at the campus as he might have allegedly endured bullying at the social media firm. The family of Chin is reportedly taking the social networking company to court and the law firm representing the family of Chin claimed that the firm is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. They further added that there seems to be conflicting information about the circumstances related to the death.
“Our firm is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. We have met with Facebook attorneys and representatives and will continue those conversations with Facebook in the days and weeks to come. There seems to be conflicting information about the circumstances related to the death. We are sorting through inconsistent reports in an effort to determine the truth for the family.”
A twitter group “Justice for Qin Chin” also shared photos of the protests held on behalf of Chen. They further demand an internal investigation into the work conditions at Facebook. They said “Voice needs to be heard! Action needs to be taken! We deserve the TRUTH!”. In a tweet, they also said, “Call for Facebook to start full investigation and action to prevent future tragedies”. The protests that were promoted by articles and videos led to more than 100 people gathering across the Bay Area near the intersection of Willow Road and Bayfront Expressway. At the protests, six people reportedly stood in front of the large crowd, out of which four of them were holding up signs that read “We deserve the truth”.
Thank you for coming out today, dear friends! Thank you for all your support. We mean it! It was a powerful statement about justice and how a powerful a group of people can be when they come together! #JusticeForQin#FBToxicWorkplace pic.twitter.com/N7DaFbSV4j— Justice for Qin (@for_qin) September 26, 2019
A Facebook spokesperson reportedly claimed that they are saddened by the tragic news that the company has lost one of their employees to suicide at the Metro Park headquaters. He further added that the company was doing everything to support Chen's family and loved ones during the time. The Law Firm has claimed that they have met the Facebook attorneys and representatives and they will continue the conversations with Facebook in the weeks to come.
“The family greatly appreciates the community supports and encourages people with information to come forward. Many members of the Facebook community and from around the world have already reached out. The family asks that the identity of the family and their loved one not be disclosed in public comment or on social media."
(With inputs from agencies)