This law, designed to protect a worker’s ability to publicly share the terms and conditions of their severance package, has been hailed a victory for employee rights. Indeed, the decision goes some way towards establishing transparency in corporate culture.
Yet employment experts and former employees alike are sceptical of how much this will actually address the existing culture of secrecy that allows discrimination and other forms of misconduct to persist. First, there are many exceptions to the rule. And second, fear of speaking out against an employer – and being branded unemployable as a result – is so ingrained in today’s labour-market culture, the law itself might not actually change the situation as intended.