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UCL ends NDAs, after McAllister Olivarius client Emma Chapman spoke out (The Times)

Sex harassment victims force University College London to end gagging orders | News | The Times

A leading university has abandoned non-disclosure settlements in sexual harassment cases after the number of complaints made against staff more than doubled in a year.

University College London announced that it would end its use of gag orders in cases of sexual harassment and assault. This decision was due in large part to the activism by McAllister Olivarius client Emma Chapman, who spoke out against the non-disclosure agreement UCL asked her to sign while negotiating a settlement. 

Chapman told The Times, “I am using this to make sure it doesn’t happen to the next woman and the woman after that. During this process I realised I was not the first and had the proper processes been in place, my life wouldn’t have been derailed for eight years.”

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