SRA warns firms not to use NDAs to cover up sexual harassment reporting

Law firm regulator warns firms should not use NDAs to prevent reporting of allegations of serious misconduct such as sexual harassment

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned law firms in England and Wales not to use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to prevent the reporting of professional misconduct, in the wake of several sexual harassment scandals that have rocked the profession.

The SRA issued a warning notice today (12 March), reminding firms that any potential professional misconduct by a person or firm should be reported to the regulator, including sexual harassment or misconduct.

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