Google will no longer stop its employees from taking the tech giant to court, which puts an end to its forced arbitration practices.
The new rule kicks in on March 21; however, the rules will not apply to contractors, vendors and temps, who make up about half of the company’s workforce.
Nearly 20,000 Google employees walked out of work in November to protest Google and other companies’ force arbitration rules along with a list of other grievances. Google responded by ending force arbitration on sexual harassment and discrimination cases, but is now ending the rule for all cases.
The protest also encouraged other major tech companies like Facebook, Airbnb and Square to end force arbitration in November.
Google’s latest leap may be a big win for full-time employees, but that may not be the case for contractors and temps. As Recode’s
more protests or unrest towards the company.