California close to banning NDAs, mandatory arbitration

California lawmakers have approved two bills that give greater rights to victims of sexual misconduct. The first bars secret settlements that require sexual harassment victims to sign non-disclosure agreements, The Sacramento Bee reports. A victim can choose to keep his or her name private, per The Bee, but the perpetrator’s name cannot be kept confidential. The legislation was sponsored by State Sen. Connie Leyva, who said: “Secret settlements, now we know, have contributed to sexual…

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California close to banning NDAs, mandatory arbitration