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I was just reading this article released today by the Intercept

GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ENDED MANDATORY ARBITRATION FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS. WILL WORKERS OUTSIDE THE TECH INDUSTRY BENEFIT?

And, I was simply wondering if Stack Exchange binds its own employees to such a mandatory arbitration clause in their employment contracts? I know that new users are all bound to one of them too.

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This doesn't seem all that relevant to how the SE Network is run, but in the interest of being transparent (especially when you have nothing to hide)...

No. Employee claims relating to harassment or discrimination are NOT subject to any mandatory binding arbitration.

In the terrible circumstance that an employee ever felt they had to make such a claim, they could still choose to arbitrate, since it's usually cheaper, or they could file in court at their discretion.

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    Cool deal, that's all I was asking. Thanks, and kudos to StackExchange for doing the right thing (for their employees). – Evan Carroll Nov 21 '18 at 20:47
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    Thanks, @EvanCarroll! For employees based in New York State, it's no longer legal to mandate arbitration for harassment, but we actually exempted these claims from our policy before that was the case - and did so globally - because we felt harassment was too critical a cultural issue to be focused on mitigation, as opposed to prevention. – Jaydles Nov 21 '18 at 20:53
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    Well, I'm all about giving credit where credit is due. You suck substantially less than Facebook and Google. I figured being owned by the same VC's as FB, you all got boilerplate legal work and they just changed the watermarks. – Evan Carroll Nov 21 '18 at 20:54

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