New Jersey Makes It Illegal To Require Victims in Discrimination or Harassment Cases to Remain Silent

by Evil HR Lady on March 25, 2019

When companies settle harassment, discrimination, or retaliation cases, it’s pretty standard that all parties sign non-disclosure agreements. For example, a Florida man had to give back an $80,000 settlement for discrimination after his daughter blabbed

But, New Jersey has decided enough is enough, and from now on, if the victim wants to keep everything quiet, they can, but if they want to speak up, there’s nothing to stop them. Incidentally, once the plaintiff speaks up the defendant (the company) can also speak up.

Employment attorney, Eric Meyer, explains the changes as follows:

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Cecilia March 26, 2019 at 3:22 pm

We have a similar law in California that passed this year,
Part of AB3109; prohibits confidential settlement agreements or disclosures of allegations related to harassment cases in the workplace.

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MariaRose April 1, 2019 at 9:34 pm

You have to see how the courts in these two districts handle this, to really make a decision, as both areas are extremely ultra far right liberals with no middle ground. I agree if the victim is willing to come forth publicly, then the employers have recourse. I just don’t want this being abused by fraudulent claims from decades ago. Abuse in any form is wrong but delaying to report it is also wrong.

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hrdracc April 10, 2019 at 9:18 am

very nice blog.Thanks for sharing such useful information with us.

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