California Ends “Secret” Sexual Harassment Settlements

California Ends “Secret” Sexual Harassment Settlements

Today more than ever it is important to have the proper training and proper response to sexual harassment claims in the workplace.

Previous California law exists which requires the disclosure of acts that may be felony sex offenses or certain sex offenses with children.

Jan 1st, 2019 California law prohibits any provision within a settlement that prevents transparency and disclosure of factual information regarding a sexual harassment case.

Examples include:

  • Acts of workplace sexual harassment and/or assault, workplace sex discrimination, failure to prevent and retaliation toward someone for reporting sexual harassment or discrimination.


The law does protect the identity of the claimant and facts that may lead to their identity.

Settlement Amounts

May remain private (undisclosed) at the request of either party.

If your company needs sexual harassment or harassment training in California, click here to see Employee Harassment Training’s California trainers.

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