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.

Google responds to walkout by ending ‘forced arbitration’

9 Nov 2018

Google has announced it is to end its controversial “forced arbitration” policy under which employees in the US must agree...

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Conducting termination discussions successfully (webinar)

1 Nov 2018

The heightened media interest in “gagging clauses” means that now may be the time to review your organisation’s approach to...

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Google workers stage global walkout

1 Nov 2018

Staff and freelancers at Google offices across the world are walking out in protest of the tech giant’s treatment of...

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Nine steps to complying with the 2018 trade secrets regulations

29 Oct 2018

Earlier this year, the UK brought in an EU directive to protect trade secrets and confidential information. Charlotte Marshall of...

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Sir Philip Green named as businessman in sexual and racial harassment scandal

25 Oct 2018

Billionaire named as the man at the centre of the "British #MeToo" scandal...

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High number of non-disclosure agreements signed by TfL leavers

6 Aug 2018

More than 800 employees who left Transport for London in 2017-18 signed non-disclosure agreements, it has emerged, sparking sharp criticism

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Presidents Club dinner agency vows to improve working environment

31 Jul 2018

The agency that supplied female staff for the men-only Presidents Club dinner earlier this year has entered into a legal...

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Employers must do more to protect against sexual harassment at work, says committee

25 Jul 2018

Attempts to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace have been inadequate and there has been a “failure to tackle unlawful...

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Presidents Club scandal: Is there any value in non-disclosure agreements?

9 Feb 2018

Reports of sexual harassment at the recent Presidents Club charity dinner form part of a worrying trend of unwanted behaviour...

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