#MeToo pushes Google to end forced arbitration for employees globally

Google will end forced arbitration for employees

Google said past year it would end forced arbitration for sexual harassment and assault cases, and Thursday expanded that practice to all worker disputes.

Google has announced that it will soon no longer require its employees to sign forced arbitration agreements, which essentially waive workers' rights to a day in court if they suffer injuries, harassment, or other negative consequences from working at a company.

They took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to educate the public about forced arbitration.

Google will reportedly end forced arbitration for employees. Employees that have settled past disputes won't be able to re-open their cases.

Google has now granted that for all forms of discrimination, saying in an email to staff it will end mandatory arbitration for all current and future full-time employees by 21 March 2019.

"Employees with disputes now in arbitration who are still employed by the company as of March 21 will be able to choose to sue instead", the report added, quoting Google.

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After a global walkout in November that saw thousands of employees taking to the streets, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said a change in policy was on its way.

Google workers who staged a walk out late past year have continued to press the tech giant to drop forced arbitration requirements.

The search giant then promised to make arbitration optional for individual cases of sexual harassment and assault, but staffers sought to have this extended.

Google also said it would drop arbitration requirements from agreements with its contractors, vendors and temporary workers.

"This victory never would have happened if workers hadn't banded together, supported one another, and walked out". In the case known as Epic Systems v. Lewis, several workers had sued their employers over the use of class-action waivers in forced arbitration agreements, arguing that it ran afoul of the bedrock US law enshrining collective bargaining rights.

And Axios reported that, while the changes will cover firms that sit under Google - such as DeepMind and the X research lab - it will not apply for other Alphabet companies that are separate from Google. "This is still just the beginning".

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