Washington Post: NDAs have long been used to silence the abused, advocates say. A new law may change that
February 11. 2021
The Washington Post ran an article about SB 331 (co-sponsored by ERA and CELA), which expands prohibitions on NDAs to apply to all forms of discrimination and harassment.
ERA Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy Jessica Stender was featured in the article.
For far too long, NDAs have been used by tech companies and other industries to prevent workers from speaking out about racism, harassment and discrimination,” Jessica Ramey Stender, senior counsel at Equal Rights Advocates, an organizational co-sponsor of the bill along with the California Employment Lawyers Association, told The Washington Post.
They are “gag orders that shield employers from public accountability,” she added, arguing that they have “kept women and people of color back for far too long.