Face­book ends forced ar­bi­tra­tion of sex­ual mis­con­duct claims

The Commercial Appeal - - Front Page -

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 means em­ploy­ees no longer have to sub­mit to pri­vate ar­bi­tra­tion, which kept mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tions se­cret and some­times al­lowed abusers to con­tinue bad be­hav­ior.

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