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Microsoft Is Making Moves To End Workplace Sexual Harassment

Legislation to ban forced arbitration in other companies was introduced early this month.
Posted at 4:24 PM, Dec 19, 2017

Microsoft is making some big moves to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

On Tuesday, the company said it eliminated forced arbitration agreements for people who file sexual harassment claims.

What does that mean? Arbitration is a way to settle claims without going to court, which means there's a much lower chance of the public hearing about any alleged infractions.

Microsoft President Brad Smith told The New York Times, "The silencing of people's voices has clearly had an impact in perpetuating sexual harassment."

Lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation that would ban forced arbitration in employee agreements earlier this month.

It looks like Microsoft is a step ahead of the game.