Bipartisan Senate bill aims to stop accused harassers from using NDAs to silence victims

“The bill does a few things, most of which are aimed at creating more transparency around sexual harassment claims and judgments and ensuring that employers are less able to enforce secrecy on employees as a condition of doing the job,” Emily Martin, vice president of education and workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center, told Salon. […]  “It can’t be that when you sign up on your first day, part of the paperwork you get is something that says, ‘I’ll never say anything bad about my employer in any particular context,’ unless it specifically makes clear that does not reach harassment allegations,” Martin explained. “That gives individuals the ability to talk to the press, to talk online, to talk to other employees.”