As several US states move to outlaw non-disclosure agreements in cases of sexual misconduct, boards in every jurisdiction must review their policies—and their company culture.
2017 is considered the inflection point of the #MeToo movement, with revelation after revelation of serial sexual misconduct and multi-million dollar hush money settlements approved by management—and sometimes their boards.
It became starkly clear that companies were hiding financial settlements associated with their favourite rainmakers and enabling them to repeatedly engage in unethical and illegal conduct. Worse, tactics used against the survivors and victims included collecting and deleting their evidence, buying off their legal teams, investigating their private lives, and media smear campaigns.
As Harvey Weinstein sits in court,
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