Companies like Microsoft and Facebook are grappling with their policies related to employee claims of workplace sexual harassment. Historically, such companies required employees to arbitrate claims against the company, including those of sexual harassment. Victim advocates argue that the practice silences victims by forcing them to argue their claims in a private, nonpublic setting and requiring victims to stay silent about the arbitration proceedings, which is why U.S. representatives introduced the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act. Read more.
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