Facebook joins Google, halts mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases

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On Friday, Facebook followed Googles lead and announced to employees that it would be ending its policy that required mandatory arbitration for employee sexual harassment claims.

The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which noted that there was also an update to "its interoffice dating policy to require any executive at a director level or above to disclose if they are dating someone in the company."

Facebook joins Google, Microsoft, and Uber as major tech companies that have changed their policy along similar lines.

Arbitration, a private dispute resolution process that resembles the public legal system, is often preferred by corporations as a way to reduce costs and scrutiny surrounding such complaints.

Facebook did not immediately respond to Ars request for comment.

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