Google will end forced arbitration for employees in all disputes

Google announced today that it will end forced arbitration for its employees, after workers at the company criticized the policy.

After reports of sexual misconduct by executives at Google, 20,000 workers walked off the job, and made an end to forced arbitration one of their demands. In response, Google announced that it would end the practice for sexual harassment and assault cases, but not more broadly. In today’s announcement, the company said it would expand that policy to current and future employees in any type of dispute.

The policy will go into effect March 21st for employees around the world, but will not apply to claims that have been settled already.

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