Bill Text: VA HB1820 | 2019 | Regular Session | Chaptered

Bill Title: Nondisclosure or confidentiality agreements; sexual assault, condition of employment.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 15-4)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0131) [HB1820 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB1820-Chaptered.html

An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 40.1-28.01, relating to provisions of a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement; sexual assault; condition of employment.
[H 1820]
Approved February 22, 2019


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 40.1-28.01 as follows:

§40.1-28.01. Nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement; provisions regarding sexual assault; condition of employment.

A. No employer shall require an employee or a prospective employee to execute or renew any provision in a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement that has the purpose or effect of concealing the details relating to a claim of sexual assault pursuant to §18.2-61, 18.2-67.1, 18.2-67.3, or 18.2-67.4 as a condition of employment. Any such provision is against public policy and is void and unenforceable.

B. This section shall in no way limit other grounds that exist at law or in equity for the unenforceability of any such agreement or any provision of such agreement.