• Facebook to Drop Forced Arbitration in Harassment Cases

    7 days ago - By NY Times

    The social media giant acted one day after Google, facing intense pressure from employees, made a similar decision.
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  • Facebook ends forced arbitration of sexual misconduct claims

    7 days ago - By Chron

    Facebook is dropping a requirement for mandatory arbitration of sexual misconduct allegations, acceding to a demand recently pressed by other Silicon Valley tech workers.
    Google made a similar change on Thursday, a week after thousands of employees briefly walked off their jobs to protest how the company handled sexual-misconduct allegations against prominent executives.
    The move at Facebook, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, means that employees no longer have to submit to private arbitration, which kept misconduct allegations secret and sometimes allowed abusers to continue...
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  • Facebook, Following Google, Ends Policy Against Handling Sexual Harassment Claims in Court, Report Says

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    Facebook became the second tech-giant in so many days on Friday to end a company policy that required sexual-harassment claims to be handled in private arbitration, the Wall Street Journal reported. On Thursday, Google announced a similar change, clearing the way for such claims to be pursued in open court.
    Facebook notified employees of the change in an internal post to staff, the Journal said. Google changed its own policy after thousands of its workers staged a worldwide walkout in protest of the company's handling of sexual-harassment claims.
    In recent years, companies have asked...
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