Microsoft Allows Ex-Employees To Work For Competitors: Removes Non-Compete Clause For All Except Senior Leaders
Microsoft has said that it will no longer enforce existing non-compete clauses in the United States.
Audit Of Workforce Policies
The changes to the enforcement of non-compete clauses would not apply to the most senior leadership.
It also committed to a civil rights audit of its workforce policies in 2023.
The audit would be conducted by a third party which will publish a report.
Removing Confidentiality Clause
Further, the tech giant plans to have salary ranges in all of its internal and external job postings across the U.S. by at least January 2023.
It will also remove confidentiality language in its U.S. settlement and separation agreements that prohibits workers from disclosing conduct they perceive as illegal.
This was a tactic which would prevent employees from discussing complaints of harassment, discrimination, and assault, among others.
The change will cover disclosure of any alleged conduct perceived by the person.
Removing The Gag
This development brings the company in line with Silenced No More, a law in Washington which puts rules in place that prevent businesses from imposing non-disclosure agreements to bar workers from discussing misconduct..
The law will apply to Washington employers including Microsoft and Amazon.
Microsoft said about its efforts that they will further strengthen its workplace culture and reassure employees that it is a safe space for them to raise concerns.