Weinstein Scandal Not Enough To Kill Confidentiality Pacts

By Vin Gurrieri (October 25, 2017, 8:39 PM EDT) -- The number of women who have come forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct is raising questions about whether the movie mogul's use of nondisclosure agreements is what allowed him to allegedly harm so many over such a long period of time, but experts say employers aren't likely to stop using such agreements any time soon.

Nondisclosure provisions, or NDAs, which can appear in employment contracts and are standard inclusions in settlement agreements, place restrictions on parties' ability to divulge information to others that is deemed confidential.

In Weinstein's case, he was reported to have used such provisions as a legal...

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