Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) from being used by New Jersey employers regarding workplace sexual harassment cases. Senate Bill 121, which was signed on Monday, will allow victims the ability to be transparent about the trauma they experienced in the workplace without repercussions from their employers regarding their settlement. Any current NDAs will become invalid, and any future agreements will not be viable in concert with the new guidelines.
The #MeToo movement as well as the revelation of the spate of sexual harassment cases rocking the entertainment, political, and business worlds caused industries all over the country to review policies and make important changes. Victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace deserve to be heard for their own well-being and to protect other potential victims from facing the same traumatic issues. Non-disclosure agreements do serve to protect businesses and their interests, but workers must be not be silenced if they deal with harrowing situations while working.
If you or someone you love experienced sexual harassment at your place of employment, the South Jersey employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. will assist you in filing a claim. Call us today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania from our offices in Pennsauken, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.