Penny Mordaunt

Business

New proposals to put an end to the unethical use of gagging clauses after employees conned into signing them

March 4, 2019

The proposals aimed at putting an end to the unethical use of these agreements include clarifying in law that confidentiality clauses cannot prevent people from speaking to the police and reporting a crime or prevent the disclosure of information in any criminal proceedings; requiring a clear, written description of rights before anything is signed in confidentiality clauses in employment contracts or within a settlement agreement and extending the law that means a worker agreeing to a settlement agreement receives independent advice.

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