New Laws on NDAs
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This month, our owner, Kirsten, spoke to Law Donut about the new laws that have been introduced to ban employers from using non-disclosure agreements in the workplace.
NDAs have previously been used to silence victims of workplace abuse – but it should never be the case that employees are made to feel as though they can’t voice their problems.
Mental health issues are a rising concern in the workplace, and one of the most important ways to tackle this is by creating an open-door policy: a workplace culture that encourages and recognises the importance of communication.
NDAs were initially introduced as a measure to protect commercially sensitive information, but have since been used by employers to cover allegations of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
Signing an NDA, however, does not prevent staff or students reporting acts of criminal behaviour, and new laws in the UK will ban these from being used in the workplace for such purposes.
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