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Google ends mandatory arbitration of workplace disputes and ban on employee class actions

Google will end mandatory arbitration of employment disputes beginning March 21, expanding its previous decision to end forced arbitration only in cases of alleged sexual…
ABA Journal - Published

Google to remove mandatory arbitration

Google has decided to stop forced arbitration for its workforce, effective March 21, in response to employee protests about t -More- 
SmartBrief - Published

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Rep. Johnson Hopes to Get GOP Backing for Bill to End Forced Arbitration [Video]Rep. Johnson Hopes to Get GOP Backing for Bill to End Forced Arbitration

As tech giants like Google and Facebook continue to face scrutiny for their treatment of workers, Democratic-sponsored legislation in Congress is aiming to end the practice of forced arbitration to..

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Organizers Looking to Get Companies To Ban Forced Arbitration [Video]Organizers Looking to Get Companies To Ban Forced Arbitration

Last year workers at Google walked out during work to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct cases. Now the same organizers are starting a new effort called “End Forced Arbitration.”..

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Organizers Of The Google Walkout Are Planning Social Media Action [Video]Organizers Of The Google Walkout Are Planning Social Media Action

Organizers of last November's Google Walkout, in which thousands of employees left their offices in solidarity and protest over the company's handling of sexual misconduct cases, are making headlines..

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Tom Brokaw Accuser Calls On Comcast To Hire ‘Outside Counsel’ To Investigate NBC Misconduct Claims [Video]Tom Brokaw Accuser Calls On Comcast To Hire ‘Outside Counsel’ To Investigate NBC Misconduct Claims

Linda Vester, a former NBC News reporter who accused network icon Tom Brokaw of sexual harassment, renewed her call for an independent investigation into misconduct claims at her former network and..

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Uber's Bold Move to Protect Women: Tracking Sexual Assaults [Video]Uber's Bold Move to Protect Women: Tracking Sexual Assaults

The ride-sharing company says it will categorize assault claims in vehicles and make its data transparent.

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Facebook Changes Sex Harrassment Policy [Video]Facebook Changes Sex Harrassment Policy

Facebook is ending a policy of required arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at the company. The policy requires employees to give up their right to sue. This change came a day after Google also..

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Google CEO Announces Changes to Sexual Harassment and Assault Policy [Video]Google CEO Announces Changes to Sexual Harassment and Assault Policy

Google on Thursday announced it would end forced arbitration in cases of sexual assault and harassment. The change was announced in an emailed memo to employees from CEO Sundar Pichai. Read the memo in..

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Google workers stage global protest over women's treatment [Video]Google workers stage global protest over women's treatment

GOOGLELAND — Thousands of Google workers around the world staged walkouts last week to protest claims of sexual harassment and gender inequality. Googlers in Tokyo, Zurich, Berlin, Singapore and New..

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Google staffers walk out over harassment [Video]Google staffers walk out over harassment

Thousands of Google employees and contractors staged brief midday walk-outs on Thursday at offices across Asia, Europe and North America to protest sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their..

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Google Employees Stage Walk Out Over Treatment of Women [Video]Google Employees Stage Walk Out Over Treatment of Women

Google Employees Stage Walk Out Over Treatment of Women Staff from offices in New York, Singapore, Zurich, London, Tokyo and Berlin participated in the walk out. Google employee, London, via BBC..

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What Google Employees Are Demanding as Global Walkout Spreads [Video]What Google Employees Are Demanding as Global Walkout Spreads

After a bombshell report from the New York Times that exposed a pattern of sexual harassment at Google, employees all over the globe are joining a walkout. Jon Fingas, associate editor for Engadget,..

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Google Employees Walkout to Protest Sexual Harassment [Video]Google Employees Walkout to Protest Sexual Harassment

The walkouts come days after The New York Times published an article alleging Google covered up claims of misconduct against company executives.

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Dems Seek To Make Republican Scandals Election Issue [Video]Dems Seek To Make Republican Scandals Election Issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats accused congressional Republicans on Wednesday of enabling a growing culture of corruption under U.S. President Donald Trump and planned to use the issue to bolster..

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Google Ends Forced Arbitration for All Employee Disputes

The company had pledged to do away with the controversial practice for sexual harassment claims, but expanded it to all disputes.
NYTimes.com - Published

Google Ends Forced Arbitration for All Employee Disputes

The company had pledged to do away with the controversial practice for sexual harassment claims, but expanded it to all disputes.
NYTimes.com - Published

Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google says it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. The company said..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google says it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. The company said..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google says it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. The company said..
Seattle Times - Published

Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google says it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. The company said..
Seattle Times - Published

Google ends forced arbitration for employees

Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. While Google won’t reopen settled claims,..
TechCrunch - Published

Google Employees Hope To Turn Last Year's Walkouts Into Real Change

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Vicki Tardif, a linguist at Google, who led one of the walkouts last year. Now, she's building upon that with a social media campaign to end forced arbitration.
NPR - Published

10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. *1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to..
Business Insider - Published

A group of Google employees plan to educate people about forced arbitration

A group of Google employees are taking to Twitter and Instagram tomorrow in an attempt to educate the public about forced arbitration, Recode first reported. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST, this group will..
TechCrunch - Published

The organizers of the Google Walkout are calling on the tech industry to end forced arbitration employment agreements completely (GOOG, GOOGL, FB)

the organizers of the google walkout are calling on the tech industry to end forced arbitration employment agreements completely (goog, googl, fb)
· Organizers of last year's Google Walkout, where thousands of employees left their desks to protest the company's handling of executive sexual misconduct cases, are launching a social media campaign..
Business Insider - Published

United States: Is It Time To Revisit SEC's Ban On "Forced" Arbitration Provisions? - Carlton Fields

The SEC has long refused to allow companies to go public with bylaws or other governing documents that would require shareholders to arbitrate federal securities law claims against the company.
Mondaq - Published

Organizers of the successful Google employee walkout are now calling on the rest of the tech industry to take up their cause (GOOG, GOOGL)

organizers of the successful google employee walkout are now calling on the rest of the tech industry to take up their cause (goog, googl)
· On Monday, some of the original organizers for Google's November walkout demanded an end to forced arbitration. · Forced arbitration is a corporate practice whereby upon their hiring, employees..
Business Insider - Published

Google employees demand the end of forced arbitration across the tech industry

On the heels of an employee-led protest against Google, a group of 35 Google employees is banding together to take it a step further and end the practice of forced arbitration across the entire tech..
TechCrunch - Published

One of Google's new sexual-harassment policies could be the key to changing all of Silicon Valley's bro culture

one of google's new sexual-harassment policies could be the key to changing all of silicon valley's bro culture
· *After a boatload of drama at Google over how the company has handled sexual harassment and misconduct, CEO Sundar Pichai announced new policies.* · *Google is joining a wave of companies that..
Business Insider - Published

Google Employees Call for Company to Abandon Its Censored Chinese Search Engine

Dozens of Google employees on Tuesday are publicly calling for the tech giant to abandon building its censored Chinese search engine. The project, internally dubbed “Project Dragonfly,” has..
The Wrap - Published

Tech signals end of forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims

Google, Facebook and eBay are among those recently rescinding the policy in response to the #MeToo movement
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Billboard.comDeseret NewsSFGateSeattlePI.comSeattle TimesMashable

End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment. Then Do More.

If tech companies really want to be cutting-edge, they should get rid of the policy in all employment-related disputes.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Wall Street Journal

eBay is the latest tech giant to end forced arbitration of sexual harassment at work

San Jose-based eBay Inc. is ending a company policy that forced employees into private arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at work, BuzzFeed reports. EBay’s new policy mirrors similar moves by..
bizjournals - Published

Facebook nixes forced arbitration requirement

Facebook announced that it would end its forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims, following in Google's footsteps and  -More- 
SmartBrief - Published Also reported by •Wall Street Journal

One of Google's most powerful female executives says she walked out with staff protesting sexual harassment

one of google's most powerful female executives says she walked out with staff protesting sexual harassment
· *Google's Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is one of the most senior women at the company.* · *She told a conference hosted by The Wall Street Journal that she joined employees walking out two..
Business Insider - Published

Uber's new sexual harassment report asks you to play a game in which you match a creepy story with its new categories of inappropriate behaviour

uber's new sexual harassment report asks you to play a game in which you match a creepy story with its new categories of inappropriate behaviour
· *Uber detailed 21 new categories of sexual misconduct and assault it is going to adopt in its reporting.* · *The report outlining the categories contains a "mix-and-match" exercise in which..
Business Insider - Published

Facebook is ending forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims, following Google’s mass walkout

Facebook on Friday became the latest tech company to end a policy that had forced employees to go into arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at work. It also added a new requirement that the..
bizjournals - Published Also reported by •Wall Street Journal

Airbnb ends forced arbitration days after Google, Facebook did the same

Uber and Lyft put an end to forced arbitration earlier this year.
TechCrunch - Published

Facebook won't force employees to settle sexual harassment claims privately thanks to the Google walkout protests

facebook won't force employees to settle sexual harassment claims privately thanks to the google walkout protests
· *Facebook is ending a policy of required arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at the company.* · *The policy requires employees to give up their right to sue.* · *This change came a day..
Business Insider - Published

10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. 1. *German enterprise software giant SAP is to buy feedback company Qualtrics for $8 billion, just days before its..
Business Insider - Published

Facebook to Drop Forced Arbitration in Harassment Cases

The social media giant acted one day after Google, facing intense pressure from employees, made a similar decision.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Wall Street Journal

Google promises change after staff walkout

Organizers of last week's protest against Google aren't satisfied that the tech giant is doing enough to quell their concerns by amending the company's sexual harassment policy. Google CEO Sundar..
bizjournals - Published

DealBook Briefing: Google Overhauls Its Sexual Misconduct Policy

The company will end its practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual harassment or assault after last week’s staff walkout.
NYTimes.com - Published

The Google walkout protesters are demanding the company now takes action on 'systemic racism'

the google walkout protesters are demanding the company now takes action on 'systemic racism'
· *The Google walkout protesters have commended the company's swift action on sexual harassment.* · *CEO Sundar Pichai set out a number of changes on Thursday, including abolishing forced..
Business Insider - Published

Sundar Pichai is ending Google's once-famous partying culture by limiting drinking at work and threatening 'more onerous actions'

sundar pichai is ending google's once-famous partying culture by limiting drinking at work and threatening 'more onerous actions'
· *As part of Google's new policies to deal with sexual harassment complaints at the company, CEO Sundar Pichai disclosed new rules for drinking at work.* · *Google says it will hold managers..
Business Insider - Published

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