Two former Microsoft workers are claiming their work reviewing abuse, child pornography and other graphic material flagged for removal caused them post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Seattle Times says (http://bit.ly/2j560GT ) Henry Soto and Greg Blauert have sued Microsoft Corp. claiming the technology company was negligent and violated prohibitions of discrimination based on disabilities.
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Soto and Blauert worked to review and remove disturbing images, videos and accounts that depicted graphic violence and abuse.
They say they were not given proper mental-health support to cope with the impact of reviewing material they called traumatic.
Microsoft disagreed with the plaintiffs' claims. In a statement Thursday the company said the health and safety of employees who handle such material is a priority and that it works to ensure such workers have the resources and support they need.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com