Can I speak out about sexual harassment after signing an NDA?
Recently, I was let go from a startup. No real reason was given, so it was quite a surprise. I was immediately presented with a severance which I would only get if I signed a non disclosure agreement and I had to make the decision right then and there. I felt like I had no choice, because I didn’t make much money and was barely getting by.
A couple weeks earlier I reported sexual harassment at work. The timing seems sketchy with when I was let go and I’m kicking myself for signing the NDA, because I want to speak out, but don’t know if I can be held liable for doing so. I don’t want any money for it, I just feel it’s the right thing to do.
Does anyone have any experience with this? And does anyone know if I can be sued for speaking out about what happened even though I signed an NDA? Again, I’m not expecting any money, nor do I want to sue them. I just want to do the right thing because I’m not the only one at the company who has experienced this. Thanks for reading. #MeToo 🙁