A former employee of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is filing a racial discrimination complaint claiming that black employees at the charity are underpaid and slow to advance. It is understood that Raymond Holgado, who worked for CZI from 2018 to mid-2020, filed a claim with the California Department of fair employment and housing yesterday. < / P > < p > the former employee said he was paid less than white colleagues with similar experience, was refused promotion and was asked to take care of multiple jobs without being recognized. He called the problem part of the larger ethnic problem that CZI has. “Black employees who want to be promoted in the company are rejected and labeled as overconfident or aggressive, while non black employees are favored and encouraged,” Holgado wrote. When black employees conveyed these concerns to CZI’s leadership, CZI’s response was defensive and failed to address the underlying problems. ” In a statement to the verge, CZI denied this claim. “While we will take any allegation of discrimination seriously, and we will do so, the specific allegation of the former employee has been raised within the company and has been found to be unsubstantiated after an independent investigation,” a spokesman said. The Chen Zuckerberg program is committed to providing fair treatment, access and promotion opportunities for all members of the team. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination. ” < / P > < p > CZI was founded in 2015 by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chen, who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization. The program funds a variety of causes, including educational programs and disease research. In the past few months, however, employees have complained about the way the company treats racial injustice. In June, 74 employees sent a joint letter demanding reform of the company’s operations and increased investment in ethnic diversity. < p > < p > < p > as the Washington Post later reported, Chan met with an organization resource of black employees. He found that black employees left the company more frequently than white, Asian and Latino employees, and were less likely to believe that CZI was “inclusive.”. But many black employees “left feeling that Chen was not able to discuss these issues, let alone solve them,” Holgado said. Holgado said he met Chan on behalf of black employees who reported discrimination within the company. He points out that when he asked for specific actions, such as hiring a diversity, fairness and inclusion (DEI) expert, Chan turned down an experienced professional and opted for a junior employee. < / P > < p > it is said that CZI also avoided inviting experts who would incite dissatisfaction with racism. CZI requires employees to avoid paying attention to racial differences when working on criminal justice programs, Holgado said. Chinese version of K-car: reading a10e design drawing exposure