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.

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