Tawny Alvarez featured in Axios article regarding Meta’s ban of workers’ abortion posts

June 1, 2022 Media Mentions

Verrill Partner Tawny Alvarez was quoted in an Axios article on May 23, 2022. The article titled, New spotlight on Meta's ban of workers' abortion posts, examined how companies, specifically Big Tech companies like Meta are addressing internal discussions about abortion due to the recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Shortly after the draft was made public, Meta reached out to employees, reminding them of a 2019 policy that bans any conversations in or around abortion on their internal discussion system, Workplace. Due to a number of conflicting actions and policies of the company and its executives, the article explained that many employees felt confused and frustrated by Meta’s policy and regulations regarding abortion discussions.

Tawny told Axios, Meta's policy "strikes me as strange considering what the last two years have looked like from a social justice standpoint. It would be, in my mind, similar to saying you can't talk about vaccines on Workplace because we understand that some people don't believe the vaccine is effective."

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