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Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) often forms part of a settlement between an employer and an employee committing both parties to keep certain information confidential. It may, for example, restrict an employee from disclosing that a payment has been made on their departure, or stop an employer from sharing details of the former employee’s disciplinary record. Also known as confidentiality clauses, in 2018 NDAs hit the headlines when it emerged they had been used to stop former employees sharing details about being sexually harassed or racially abused. Read our latest coverage on NDAs, which are also used in employment contracts, on these pages.
10 Feb 2020
Non-disclosure agreements must not be used to stop someone from reporting discrimination or sexual harassment or from blowing the whistle...
30 Oct 2019
As Halloween approaches, it’s time for HR professionals to reflect on the often nightmarish legal situations they face. Clare Gilroy-Scott,...
29 Oct 2019
The government has said it will consult on the idea that employers should be required to provide, as a minimum,...
2 Aug 2019
Amid all the political turmoil in July, employers will be forgiven for missing a flurry of proposed new employment laws...
26 Jul 2019
An apparent sharp rise in the number of sexual harassment complaints involving solicitors has drawn attention to law firms' misuse of gagging orders.
22 Jul 2019
The government has announced legislation to address the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace – including clauses designed...
16 Jul 2019
Three-quarters of whistleblowers experience retaliation from their employer including bullying, attempts to destroy evidence and dismissal, according to a group...
11 Jun 2019
Non-disclosure agreements should not be used to prevent employees from discussing allegations of discrimination and harassment with other staff, while...
16 May 2019
Although 35% of UK businesses have no system in place for whistleblowing, a comparison with other economically similar nations in Europe shows that the UK is ahead of the curve.
19 Mar 2019
After the government this month outlined plans to outlaw the unethical use of non-disclosures agreements, Michael Hibbs looks at situations...
4 Mar 2019
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses that attempt to conceal harassment and discrimination could be made unlawful under proposals announced by government.
19 Feb 2019
The government’s chief people officer has told MPs that since 2015 there have been just six instances of non-disclosure agreements...
11 Feb 2019
Sir Philip Green allegations prompt minister for women and equalities to look into limiting non-disclosure agreements
18 Dec 2018
XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman argues that any curbing of the abuse of confidentiality clauses needs to be done without...