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Going Public: Local Attorney Speaks Out About Settling Sexual Harassment Cases

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Clients at Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA sign a retainer agreement encouraging them to resist confidential settlements.

The #MeToo movement is giving more people the courage to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment. Now a prominent local civil rights attorney is speaking out about confidential settlements. Attorney Al Gerhardstein has worked with many clients who settled sexual harassment cases, against powerful individuals, out of court. According to Gerhardstein these confidentiality agreements are "eroding the integrity of our judicial system."

Here to discuss confidential settlements and what role lawyers can play in fighting sexual harassment cover-ups is civil rights Attorney Al Gerhardstein of Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA.