Firms face ban on use of gagging clauses to silence whistleblowers

By Caroline Davies

NDAs will not be able to keep workers from whistleblowing, after high-profile alleged cases

The government has announced proposals to prevent employers from using gagging clauses to stop people reporting criminal behaviour, harassment or discrimination to police.

Ministers have decided to act following high-profile cases including that of Sir Philip Green, the chair of Arcadia Group, who is alleged to have used non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to prevent several former employees from speaking out about alleged experiences of bullying and sexual assault.

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