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Podcast: Speak Out Act- A Federal Ban on Predispute Confidentiality Agreements Regarding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Victims

In this episode of the Employee Survival Guide, Mark explores the recently enacted federal ban on predispute nondisclosure agreements regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. The Speak Out Act bans or voids any and all predispute agreements from prohibiting anyone for complaining about sexual assault and sexual harassment.  These agreements are not to be confused with severance, settlement agreements- so called postdispute nondisclosure agreements, which the law does not apply to.   Listen to hear Mark explain the reality of the federal ban and how employers have attempted to get around these federal and state bans on nondisclosure of sexual harassment and sexual assault claims by victoms.  Mark anticipates the problem is not going to go away.

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National Women’s Law Center, April 2020 Fact Sheet: Limiting Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Agreements That Silence Workers: Policy Recommendations.

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