Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) should not be used to prevent someone from reporting sexual harassment in the workplace, according to new guidance.
Arbitration service Acas has published advice for firms and workers about NDAs, including how to avoid misuse.
Several high-profile scandals have exposed how NDAs are often used to silence mainly women alleging sexual harassment and misconduct.
Acas said misusing these agreements can be “very damaging” to an organisation.
NDAs are contracts or parts of contracts that typically prevent staff and ex-staff making information public.
In California, the Melmed Law Group’s sexual harassment lawyers provide free consultation for those who may be victims of sexual harassment in the workplace.