The Massachusetts House this week overwhelmingly declined to adopt a full ban on the use of nondisclosure agreements by its members in sexual harassment cases — again.
- Boston Globe
In stark contrast, the state Senate voted to eliminate their use altogether.
In rejecting a sensible, basic measure, the House further entrenched a culture of secrecy that has no place in government.
House rules currently allow the use of so-called NDAs only if victims of sexual harassment request them.
Typically they are signed as part of a settlement to prevent the parties involved in an…