Google Employees Launch Campaign to Pressure Silicon Valley on Workplace Harassment

Breitbart | 1/14/2019 | Staff
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Google employees reportedly plan to launch a social media campaign in order to pressure Google and the other Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe to change their policies surrounding workplace harassment.

Recode reports that a group of Google employees plan to take to social media sites such as Instagram and Twitter this week in order to pressure tech giants to change their policies surrounding workplace harassment in the tech industry. The campaign aims to highlight the use of forced arbitration by many companies, which is often hidden deep in employees contracts and essentially prevents employees from taking their employers to court over issues in the workplace.

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A number of tech firms, including Google, recently removed this clause from employee contracts but many still use it in cases related to racial or religious discrimination. Employees are much less likely to win a case against their employer in cases of arbitration rather than through the court system, multiple studies have shown. Employees reportedly plan to share facts about forced arbitration on Twitter from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET on Tuesday. The group also plans to share testimonials from employees and...
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