The Guardian investigates universities’ use of non-disclosure agreements to mask sexual harassment

The newspaper reports on growing concerns that the widespread harassment of students by staff remains invisible thanks to the confidentiality clauses being included in settlement agreements.

Our Senior Partner Dr Ann Olivarius told the Guardian that often a university’s “chief concern is to protect its own reputation by keeping the whole thing quiet” when a student makes a complaint.

The article focuses on the recent case of sexual harassment at Goldsmiths, University of London, highlighted by Professor Sara Ahmed, who resigned from her post in protest against the institution’s failure to address the problem.