Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have increasingly become a standard feature in the resolution of sexual harassment claims, raising important ethical and legal considerations, including the potential risk for re-traumatising survivors of harassment. In this session, Liberty Sanger (Principal Maurice Blackburn Lawyers) and Carolyn Dunbar (VTHC Women's Lead Organiser) will dive deep into the fundamental purpose of NDAs, emphasise the significance of their ethical application in the context of sexual harassment settlements when applying a trauma-informed approach, and discuss a new campaign to eradicate NDAs.
Join subject matter experts to learn about:
Historical and current use of NDAs as they relate to the settlement of workplace sexual harassment cases in an international and Australian context.
Understand your professional and ethical obligations in advising on confidentiality clauses.
Consider the Respect@Work Guidelines on the Use of Confidentiality Clauses in the Resolution of Workplace Sexual Harassment Complaints.
Why we need a legislative approach and what best practice looks like.
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