Bloomberg: Gaming Industry Nondisclosures Become Key Test of #MeToo Laws

September 14. 2021

ERA Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy Jessica Ramey Stender is featured in a Bloomberg article about the the importance of excluding sexual harassment and discrimination from nondisclosure agreements, as demonstrated by the gaming and tech industries, which have had to modify their NDA practices thanks to two laws Equal Rights Advocates helped to pass in California:

Jessica Stender, senior counsel at Equal Rights Advocates, said businesses may already be seeing the impact of California’s NDA rules and the agency’s litigation.

“A big state agency in California really taking on this issue, and calling out this behavior, will have a ripple effect, not only in the tech sector but in broader employment sectors,” she said.

“Business as usual has resulted in both sexual harassment and discrimination, and other forms of discrimination being allowed to persist, and being hidden from public view in a way that’s incredibly harmful,” Stender added.

“This will force businesses to open their eyes to the reality that they can’t keep operating as they have been to silence workers from talking about these incidents.”

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