Do You Have Rights After Signing an NDA?
Many people are confused about their rights regarding a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) — and when it involves a sexual partner, it can be even more complex to understand. Signing an NDA means that you agree not to file a civil lawsuit and receive compensation for particular matters. An NDA also prevents you from speaking to the media and going public about your situation, as well as discuss it with anyone else. However, an NDA does not protect a sexual partner from being reported for criminal behavior. Here’s what you need to know:
NDAs and Sexual Assault
Sexual assault and abuse is a heinous crime. However, many individuals do not understand their rights in reporting the sexual assault if they have signed an NDA. Signing an NDA does not prohibit you from reporting a crime. If you were a sexual assault victim by a partner, celebrity, coworker, or any other individual, they should be held accountable for their actions. However, even when going through the criminal justice system, offenders may not be punished or convicted of the crime — leaving the victim to endure more suffering. However, even if you have signed an NDA, you may be able to seek justice through a civil suit. Consult an attorney about your NDA to learn more about how to hold the offender liable for compensation.
NDAs and STD Claims
Willfully exposing another person to an STD is a crime in California. Generally, a person has the right to sue after being infected from sexual contact if their sexual partner was willfully negligent or misleading in disclosing their STD status. If you’ve signed an NDA and you contracted an STD from your partner, such as herpes or HIV, it’s critical to speak to an experienced attorney that understands how the laws work regarding STD claims.
Typically, NDAs are used to keep victims from talking about their experience or case after accepting an STD settlement. This mainly happens in cases against a high profile individual.
Were You a Victim of a Sexual Crime? We Are Here to Help.
When it comes to criminal behavior from your sexual partner, you have the right to justice, even if you’ve signed an NDA. Our team at KMD Law will be in your corner to ensure the offender is held responsible for their actions. We’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve so you can move forward from your situation. We have extensive experience in this area of the law. When it comes to privacy-sensitive cases, you can trust our firm to protect you.
Contact KMD Law at (833) 456-3529 to schedule a consultation.