Airbnb Arbitration Policy Blocks Guest's Race Discrimination Suit

, The National Law Journal


Airbnb's mandatory arbitration policy prohibits a guest of the rental home-sharing platform from suing over alleged race discrimination, a Washington federal judge ruled Tuesday.

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  • Jazzer

    As an Airbnb host myself, this sentence in particular concerns me: "Airbnb also said it would “experiment with reducing the prominence of guest photos in the booking process and enhancing other parts of the host and guest profiles with objective information.” I, for one, would like to know in advance who exactly is going to be coming into my home and renting a room from me. I deserve to know in advance who that person is. I do not discriminate based on race or religion but if someone looks scrawly and dirty and has no personal pride in his/her experience I think I can safely assume that renter will not care about keeping my home clean and tidy.

  • O.W. Holmes

    Why would this loser of a plaintiff have wanted to rent from an alleged racist, anyway? It‘s not as though there weren‘t hundreds of other rentals offers from non-racists to choose from in Philly. Sounds like he‘s a race agitator that was stirred up by a class-action bottom-feeder. Three generations of agitators are enough.

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