Women and Equalities Committee publishes report on the use of NDAs in discrimination cases

The Women and Equalities Committee published their report on ‘The use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases’ earlier this week. Farore Law submitted oral and written evidence to the Committee’s inquiry last year, and we are glad to see that our evidence was cited by the Committee in its report.

Amongst other things, the Committee concluded that:

"There is a clear need for action to ensure that confidentiality, non-derogatory and other clauses cannot be drafted in such a way that they lack clarity about what the effect of the clauses are and, importantly, about the types of disclosure that they cannot prevent.”

The report is available to view on the Parliament.uk website here.

Farore Law’s Report on female progression mentioned in The Times

Farore Law’s Report into the progression of women in law and other careers was noted in The Times’ Law pages earlier today. The article is available to view on the newspaper’s website here.

The Report itself, authored by Suzanne McKie QC and Ruth Whittaker, is available here.

Farore Law's Report into the progression of women in law and other professional careers

Farore Law has produced a Report focusing on the representation and slow progression of women barristers, solicitors and judges in the UK, with comparisons to the professions of accountancy and medicine.

The Report was produced by Suzanne McKie QC and Ruth Whittaker, and contains a collection of raw and processed statistics from various regulators, some of which are otherwise unavailable for public download.

The Report is available to read on our website by clicking below. A download link is also available.

Farore Law's latest submissions to the Women and Equalities Committee

The Parliamentary Women's and Equalities Committee have asked for further submissions on its investigation into sexual harassment claims - specifically, the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases.

Farore Law has asked the Committee to widen its remit to look at access to justice generally. The firm’s written submissions can be viewed on Parliament’s website here. A PDF version is also available.

Farore Law's introductory guide to harassment

Claims of harassment in the workplace are common, but harassment claims can also be brought in any situation covered by the Equality Act 2010. This includes (and is not limited to) conduct within partnerships, public offices, trade organisations, local authorities, and bodies responsible for awarding qualifications. The firm has produced a detailed guide to harassment claims and offences under the following Acts:

  • the Equality Act 2010;

  • the Protection from Harassment Act 1997;

  • the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001; and

  • the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

Click here to view the guide.