A senior Conservative MP has proposed a law that would stop “scurrilous” employers using g...

MP proposes law to stop employers hiding behind gagging orders

A senior Conservative MP has proposed a law that would stop “scurrilous” employers using gagging orders to silence victims of sexual harassment.Maria Miller, who chairs the select committee on women and equalities, said employers were being allowed to “conceal unlawful wrongdoing” through the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).Such contracts are intended to prevent former employees leaking confidential or sensitive information but Miller warned they were also being used to “silence the disclosure of wrongdoing experienced at work”.NDAs were “driving the wrong culture in the British workplace – a culture where poor management can be covered up and where the silence …

 

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