The Government consults on proposals to limit the misuse of confidentiality clauses in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination.
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses that attempt to conceal harassment and discrimination could be made unlawful under proposals announced by government.
Updated to include information on proposals in the Government's consultation on confidentiality clauses relating to settlement agreements.
The government's chief people officer has told MPs that since 2015 there has been just six instances of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) being signed with government employees.
A government minister has promised to launch a consultation into limiting the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) against employees after further allegations emerged over retail billionaire Sir Philip Green.
Consultant editor Darren Newman argues that any curbing of the abuse of confidentiality clauses needs to be done without detracting from their value in resolving disputes.
Protected conversations can be a good way to agree mutually acceptable exit terms - attractive to employers and employees alike - while protecting your business. Darren Newman, an employment lawyer with more than 20 years' experience, takes you through what you need to do to negotiate successfully.
The Women and Equalities Committee seeks views on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in circumstances where harassment or any other form of discrimination is alleged.
Practical guidance on conducting pre-termination negotiations, including the rules on protected conversations under s.111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the without prejudice principle; and how to initiate a conversation with an employee about a possible settlement agreement, while minimising the risk of an unfair dismissal.
Updated to include information on the NIC treatment of termination payments over £30,000, effective from April 2020.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to settlement (compromise) agreements.