Google has backed down from a controversial policy of barring employees from suing the company over discrimination or wrongful termination, or from joining together in class-action suits.
Wired reports that Google used to force employees to litigate such disputes in arbitration, where hearings are typically closed and the arbitrators are paid for by the company. Critics warned that such a system allows sexual harassers to prey on multiple victims because of the secrecy.
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