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Salesforce to Let Workers Break NDAs to Report Illegal Behavior

April 29, 2022, 4:46 PM

Employees gagged by non-disclosure agreements that stopped them from discussing workplace violations are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. The software company Salesforce Inc., which employs 73,000 workers, announced Friday that its entire U.S. workforce will not be liable for violating an NDA if they are discussing unlawful activity such as harassment or discrimination.

The company’s announcement adds to the momentum created by the #MeToo movement, which highlighted the ways in which NDAs have swept illegal behavior under the rug.

Last year California passed a law called the Silenced No More Act, which protects employees’ right to discuss workplace ...