Under a bill recently signed into law, New Jersey employers cannot force workers to obey nondisclosure agreements when they settle a sexual assault, sexual harassment or discrimination claim. The support for this legislation was overwhelming in the Legislature as well as from Governor Murphy who signed it into law.
Earlier this month, Governor Phil Murphy announced new state policies that establish procedures for managing sexual misconduct allegations against state employees.
Making good on a 2018 commitment, the Roman Catholic order of priests known as the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits, has released a list of 50 men from their Northeast province who have been identified in child sexual abuse allegations.
Although the number of rape reports on New Jersey college campuses climbed again in 2017, advocates attribute much of the increase to the fact that it has become easier for victims to report these crimes.