The #MeToo movement and a recent wave of sexual harassment claims against high-profile individuals have greatly increased scrutiny of the use of nondisclosure agreements in settlement agreements involving sexual misconduct claims. Opponents argue that these provisions silence victims, harm victims’ careers, and allow perpetrators to continue their misbehavior without facing public scrutiny. In response, the legal landscape surrounding the use of nondisclosure agreements in sexual misconduct claims is rapidly changing.
Originally published in Nevada Lawyer - May 2019 and republished on paynefears.com with permission. Nevada Lawyer is the official publication of the State Bar of Nevada. Their mission is to publish items of interest and importance to the Nevada legal community and to provide a forum for thoughtful and respectful commentary on current issues affecting their members.