Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR)
On November 1, 2018, more than 20,000 Google workers participated in a mass global walkout to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against top executives. The walkout was sparked by a New York Times investigation that revealed a top Google executive had been paid $90 million upon his exit from the company after it learned of a sexual assault allegation against him.
Within a week of the worker walkout, Google announced it had ended forced arbitration for claims of sexual misconduct. In the days following Google's announcement, several tech companies made similar announcements. On November 12, 2018, Twitter told Buzzfeed, "We do not have forced arbitration at Twitter and never have."
But Buzzfeed subsequently obtained a court filing in which a human resources employee at Twitter acknowledged "Twitter provides an Arbitration Agreement to each new hire as an attachment to his/her offer letter." The agreement includes an opt-out provision.
For the purposes of this database, that means the company does require arbitration for sexual harassment claims by default with an opt out provision.
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