How confidentiality agreements keep sexual harassment hidden
Last week staff at the Weinstein Company issued a statement in which they called for all employees of that company to be let out of agreements they’d signed that forced them to keep misconduct under wraps. These confidentiality agreements have been a key reason why stories about sexual harassment aren’t publicized.
Whether you sign them when you join a company or after you’ve settled a harassment case, the effect is the same: the details don’t get out.
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Smith, Brenda V. and Milne-Tyte, Ashley, "How confidentiality agreements keep sexual harassment hidden" (2017). Popular Media. 322.