Facebook, Google end forced arbitration of harassment cases.

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Under pressure from employees and the #MeToo movement, a pair of tech giants--Facebook and Google --revised their policies last month to make private arbitration a choice (rather than a requirement) for employees to resolve their sexual harassment claims. Earlier this year, Microsoft and Uber took the same action.

Employers favor arbitration because it creates quicker settlements at lower costs. But critics say mandatory arbitration keeps harassment claims private and, thus, silences victims.

The lesson: A key Supreme Court ruling this...

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