Suzanne McKie QC provided evidence to the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace. Zelda Perkins, former assistant to Harvey Weinstein, was among the other witnesses present.
NDAs - Non Disclosure Agreements - have been used to prevent employees from reporting sexual harassment to the police and enabled individuals and organisations to avoid the consequences of repeated offences. The groundswell of public indignation over this abuse of power and position (that is reflected in #MeToo and has caused the spectacular collapse of the career of film producer Harvey Weinstein and others) has focussed the attention of our lawmakers on how well the rights of individual employees are protected in practice
Parliamentary Select Committees are the forum where MPs gather evidence and consult expert opinion to understand better how the law works at present and to consider whether changes need to be made.
As you will see from the clip below, Suzanne McKie QC is very clear on where she stands on this matter.