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Airbnb Ends Forced Arbitration for Discrimination and Harassment

Nov. 12, 2018, 10:13 PM

Airbnb Inc., following Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc., said it would not force employees who filed sexual harassment claims to settle those cases in private arbitration. Airbnb also said it would not require employees to use arbitration in cases involving discrimination, which includes racial, gender, religious and age inequity.

That policy differs from some other companies which have rolled back forced arbitration rules, but only for sexual harassment cases. Nick Papas, an Airbnb spokesman, said that Airbnb is the first major technology company to remove binding arbitration for discrimination cases as well.

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