Pennsylvania State Judy Schwank (D-Berks) introduced a bill that would prohibit non-disclosure clauses on sexual harassment settlements. If her bill becomes law, settlements that restrict “the disclosure of the name of any person suspected of sexual misconduct,” would become illegal.
Her goal is to stop predators and those who protect them. Surely she is thinking of cases like Harvey Weinstein, where huge swaths of his company and the community knew he was a sexual predator and helped him cover up.
This sounds noble, but it would be a disaster for Pennsylvanians who are the victims of sexual harassment.
You may have thought it would be a disaster for the perpetrators, and it would be, but they aren’t exactly a group deserving of sympathy. Why would it be bad news for victims? Here are a few reasons.
To read the reasons, click here: Pennsylvania Considers Banning Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements