Government consultation regarding non-disclosure agreements
The government has started consultation to seek views on new measures to prevent the misuse of non-disclosure agreements in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination.
Confidentiality clauses serve a useful purpose in the employment context. They can be used to protect trade secrets and as part of settlement agreements to allow both sides of an employment dispute to move on with a clean break.
The government is now consulting on the following:
The consultation continues and the Government will announce any proposals for change in due course.