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Google Moves to End Forced Arbitration for All Worker Complaints

Feb. 21, 2019, 9:52 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Google will end the practice of asking employees to sign away their right to sue the company, after months of worker protests over the issue.

Google stopped so-called forced arbitration in cases of sexual harassment and assault last year after 20,000 workers walked out to oppose how the internet-search giant handles internal complaints. That wasn’t enough for some of the employees, who kept pressing the company to end the practice altogether. Google will do that on March 21, a spokeswoman said on Feb. 21.

The shift is a victory for Google employees who’ve been organizing on several fronts,...

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