Proposed changes to NDA rules 'not enough to end workplace harassment'

Tackling workplace harassment issues should be ‘mandatory’ for employers, says Keely Rushmore

Workers in the UK will be offered increased protection from unethical non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) under a new set of government proposals, it has been announced, as experts called for a ‘mandatory’ duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Proposed changes to the law seek to prevent workers from being coerced or duped into signing gagging orders, after mounting evidence of their misuse by organisations.

The changes include a legal clarification that confidentiality clauses will not prevent individuals from speaking to the police regarding criminal behaviour, or prevent information from being disclosed during any criminal proceedings.

Read Keely's full comments in People Management by clicking here.

CONTACT KEELY

If you would like more information or advice relating to this article or an Employment law matter, please do not hesitate to contact Keely Rushmore on 01727 798046 

Read SA Law's latest employment views & insights
Stained glass window Employment SA Law
Views & Insights
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Updated Guidance on Flexible Furloughing

Under the flexible furlough scheme, employees can work for some of the week and be furloughed for the rest, in proportions decided between employee and…

Read More
Views & Insights
Promoting good mental wellbeing during lockdown

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kelly Pike highlights how to support staff.

Read More
Stained glass window Employment SA Law
Views & Insights
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Direction and Extended Deadline

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to 30 June 2020, plus The Treasury has also issued a Direction to HMRC which provides legally binding…

Read More
Stained glass window Employment SA Law
Views & Insights
COVID-19 Right to Work Checks Adjustment

Adjustments made to Right to Work Checks process for employers during COVID-19.

Read More
Stained glass window Employment SA Law
Views & Insights
Updated Furlough Guidance provides clarification for employers

Over the weekend the government updated its guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - Keely Rushmore reports.

Read More
Stained glass window Employment SA Law
Views & Insights
FAQs Furloughing Employees / Job Retention Scheme

Frequently asked questions on Furloughing Employees to help employers, line managers and employees – answered by SA Law’s employment team.

Read More
SA Law Red arrow neon light image
Views & Insights
Data protection and the coronavirus pandemic

Good news: The ICO provides clarity on common areas of data concerns during the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

Read More
Join our mailing list

Want our latest views & insight along with exclusive event invitations and much more sent directly to you?

Read More

SA Law's Knowledge Share | March 2019

Read the March 2019 edition: Brexit deal or no deal, school appeals & a race for pancake pride in St Albans...

© SA LAW 2020

Every care is taken in the preparation of our articles. However, no responsibility can be accepted to any person who acts on the basis of information contained in them alone. You are recommended to obtain specific advice in respect of individual cases.