MPs call for 'serious sanctions' for NDA misuse and sexual harassment by lawyers

Parliamentary committee urges SRA crackdown on harassment among legal profession

Lawyers who misuse non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to silence sexual harassment victims should face “serious sanctions”, according to a parliamentary report which has called on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to take more stringent measures regarding harassment in the legal profession.

The report, published by the Women and Equalities Committee today (25 July), follows an inquiry by the committee into sexual harassment in the workplace, which saw the regulatory regime around such incidents placed under the microscope.

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