Hmm…I’ve signed many NDAs but in relation to confidentiality around the marketing activity, finances etc. rather than the event content. I don’t have a problem with not talking about the content of an event per se but inappropriate behaviour by guests regardless of gender, background, etc. at any event is wholly unacceptable. In the role of event manager I would have assumed the NDAs were in place to ensure the privacy of the high profile guests attending the event not to give them carte blanche to grope my team.
The underwear clause would definitely have rung alarm bells. Assuming the event organiser knew what kind of event it was, was he/she upfront with the staff when he/she signed them up as to what to expect? Would the staff have taken the work anyway because they needed the money? I don’t think that makes their treatment acceptable and I wonder where the associated charities now sit on this.
I suspect there are many more events of this nature and the publicity might even lead to an increase in demand for tickets for future events.