Women & Equalities Committee Report: The use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases inquiry

Posted on July 08, 2019
Archive : July 2019
Category : News

“The Government must reset the parameters around the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and address the failure of the employment tribunal system to ensure all employees who have experienced discrimination have a meaningful route of redress”.

Following the inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace, the Women and Equalities Committee have published a June report 2019 on the use of non-disclosure agreements.

The report recommends:

·         The Government should begin an awareness-raising programme for employers and employees about how to handle grievances fairly and effectively, including signposting to relevant guidance and support.

·         The Government should commission an equalities review of the employment tribunal system and report publicly on its findings.

·         The Government must urgently improve the remedies that can be awarded by employment tribunals as well as the costs regime to reduce disincentives to taking a case forward.

You can read the full report here

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