Friday, June 14, 2019 at 12:00 noon Eastern
You are representing a client who has agreed to a settlement for a termination. As the lawyer, you insist (or maybe its your client who insists) on the other party signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). This is an agreement to keep certain facts, or issues, confidential. This is certainly the case when a company requires an NDA for trade secrets. But are NDAs fostering a culture of secrecy in sexual misconduct cases?
In this webinar, Dr. Julie Macfarlane, professor of law at University of Windsor, will discuss how requiring an individual to sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of a settlement prevents them from speaking publicly about sexual abuse and perpetuates a culture of silence, even in the Me Too era. She will offer some practical advice on what issues you, or your client, should consider before requiring an NDA, including your professional obligation to maintain confidentiality.
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