Confidentiality clauses

Confidentiality clauses

The government has launched a consultation on preventing the misuse of confidentiality clauses in harassment and discrimination situations. These non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) can be a useful tool for employers in settling disputes whilst preventing reputational damage. The government wants to clarify how far NDAs can go. It wants employers to say explicitly in agreements that…

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week

According to the 2017 Stevenson Farmer report, the cost to employers of mental ill-health is between £33 – 42 billion every year, whilst the cost to government is estimated to be between £24 and 27 billion.  In total the cost of poor mental health to the UK economy is somewhere between £74 – £99 billion…

Worker status

Worker status

The worker status bubble has expanded recently and found its way into the public sector. In Braine v The National Gallery, an employment tribunal has held that art educators are workers when they are working on individual assignments.