LinkedIn: How Banning Non-Disclosure Agreements on Sexual Harassment Cases Could Hurt Women

Sexual Harassment

November 30, 2017

Victims of sexual harassment are no longer staying silent. The recent wave of allegations against popular figures such as former “Today Show” anchor Matt Lauer, radio host Garrison Keillor and Congressman John Conyers has shown a sea change in how the United States addresses this issue.

But while more victims are speaking out, many others are legally barred from doing so.

That’s because of a common practice in which victims — who are mostly women — agree to sign non-disclosure agreements as part of the settlement of a sexual harassment case. In exchange for monetary damages and often a positive reference, the women are required to stay silent on their abuse.

Click here for the full piece by Tom Spiggle.