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UK government's final proposals re confidentiality clauses - Confidentiality clauses: Response to the Government consultation on proposals to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination

The final proposals in the Government's response to its consultation on confidentiality clauses include: legislating so that no provision in a confidentiality clause can prevent disclosures to the police, regulated health and care professionals and legal professionals; legislating so that limitations in confidentiality clauses are clearly set out in employment contracts and settlement agreements; producing guidance for solicitors and legal professionals responsible for drafting settlement agreements; legislating to enhance independent legal advice received by individuals signing confidentiality clauses; and enforcement measures for confidentiality clauses that do not comply with legal requirements in written statements of employment particulars and settlement agreements.

New laws give employees more information on gagging orders (Times 22.07.19)
Link to Response
Crackdown on controversial 'hush' payments to victims (Sunday Herald 21.07.19)
Westlaw version of Sunday Herald article
Category: Employment Keyword(s): Confidentiality clauses; Settlement agreements. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector; Technology and Information.
Source: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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