Facebook Ends Forced Arbitration of Sexual Misconduct Claims

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Facebook is dropping a requirement for necessary arbitration of sexual misconduct allegations, acceding to a requirement just lately pressed by different Silicon Valley tech staff.

Google made the same change on Thursday, per week after hundreds of workers briefly walked off their jobs to protest how the corporate dealt with sexual-misconduct allegations towards outstanding executives.

The transfer at Facebook, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, implies that workers now not need to submit to personal arbitration, which saved misconduct allegations secret and generally allowed abusers to proceed their habits. Employees can now press their claims in court docket as an alternative. Other tech firms resembling Microsoft and Uber have beforehand dropped necessary arbitration.

Facebook will now additionally require executives at director degree and above to reveal any relationship relationships with firm workers.