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Bill to Block NDAs for Harassment Goes to New Mexico Governor

Feb. 21, 2020, 12:01 AM

Nondisclosure agreements for workplace sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation settlements would become unenforceable under a measure the Democrat-led New Mexico Legislature passed Thursday.

The bill, H.B. 21, would prevent private employers from forcing people to sign nondisclosure agreements related to the complaints. The measure passed the state Senate on a 23-13 vote after earlier approval 67-0 in the House of Representatives and now heads to the desk of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D).

Another almost a dozen states are working on similar legislation, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In New Mexico, a settlement agreement could require ...