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Government proposes enhanced protections for workers facing workplace discrimination

Employers could be stopped from withholding references to any employee under proposals announced by Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom. The measures include consulting on whether employers should be required to provide references for former employees, in a move to crackdown on rogue employers using references as a bargaining chip and ensuring workers are better protected from threats or intimidation. The proposal is part of a wider package on the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and workplace discrimination announced in July 2019.

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Category: Employment » Recruitment. Keyword(s): References; Discrimination; Confidentiality agreements. Area(s) of law: Employment; Technology and Information; Corporate and Commercial Law.
Source: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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