Professor Maureen Weston Interviewed on "What Is a Nondisclosure Agreement?" -- U.S. News and World Report
Professor Maureen A. Weston was interviewed in the U.S. News & World Report article, "What Is a Nondisclosure Agreement?" The article considers how nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), or confidentiality agreements, are receiving increased attention as more employers demand employees to sign them.
Excerpt from "What Is a Nondisclosure Agreement?"
When parties litigate a case in court, the case becomes a matter of public record. Therefore, when a company asks for an NDA during a lawsuit settlement, it’s often “because they want to cover up bad things,” Weston says.
Companies want to protect their reputation, and they’re willing to pay people to do it, she explains.
“Parties settle lawsuits all the time, and if you have a confidentiality provision, it sounds innocuous, but if you have an NDA, it sounds nefarious,” she says.
The #MeToo Era revealed the nefariousness of the “secret settlements” victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment signed in order to settle their claims, allowing serial perpetrators to continue their assaults, as Weston reviewed in a recent analysis.
The complete article may be found at U.S. News & World Report