If your child is one of the thousands of young athletes across New Jersey who spends hours working with coaches in their sport, the last thing that you would expect would be to have your child exposed to sexual abuse.
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.
Two recent news stories centered on sexual assault jumped out at us this week. The stories are connected in that they both concern sexual assaults on women, in one case by a world-famous celebrity chef and in the second case by one of the U.S.’s most revered military education institutions.