Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a major problem throughout the United States. Hostile work environment sexual harassment and quid pro quo sexual harassment are in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as several other state, local, and federal laws. However, many victims of sexual harassment are afraid to report instances of sexual harassment because they have signed a non-disclosure agreement. If you or someone you know has suffered workplace sexual harassment, an experienced sexual harassment lawyer can help you understand your rights and ensure these rights are protected.
How Are Non-Disclosure Agreements Used in Sexual Harassment Settlements?
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legally binding contract that limits the information that one or more parties is allowed to share. NDAs are often used in business transactions such as business purchases so that a party cannot misuse confidential information it learns about a company. However, NDAs can also influence sexual harassment cases, as they are often used in sexual harassment settlements.
When a victim of sexual harassment suffers financial such as lost income, the victim’s employer may be forced to compensate the victim for this financial harm. Sexual harassment settlements often include non-disclosure agreements that prohibit the victim from disclosing the amount of money he or she gained in the settlement or other details about the case. An NDA can also limit what information the employer may share about a sexual harassment case....