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

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.

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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.

Sexual harassment is widespread in British industry: Women and Equalities Committee Report

The Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee made a number of significant recommendations in its Report on sexual harassment in the workplace, after concluding that sexual harassment is widespread in British industry. The recommendations include:

  • re-introducing protection against Third Party harassment;

  • extending to 6 months the limitation periods in Tribunals;

  • a statutory Code of Practice on Harassment; and

  • that NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) should clearly allow the person who has signed them to still report the matter to the police and regulatory bodies.

The Report is available here.

Suzanne McKie QC provides evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry on sexual harassment in the workplace

Suzanne McKie QC provides evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry on sexual harassment in the workplace

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.

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