#MeToo: Use a “Morals Clause” in Contracts to Deter and Quash Perpetrators of Misconduct

Morals clauses (or morality clauses) have long been part of celebrity, musician, athlete and other talent contracts.  With widespread revelations of sexual harassment and other misconduct in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the use of morals causes is expanding beyond traditional talent contracts to executive employment, consulting, distribution, and other contractual arrangements. A morals clause gives one party the right to terminate the contract if the other party does not meet a certain behavioral standard. The standard ...