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MPs Seek Ban On Gag Orders For Covering Up Lawbreaking

Law360, London (June 11, 2019, 12:54 PM BST) -- Lawmakers called on the British government on Tuesday to move toward banning corporations from using gagging clauses to silence employees who make allegations of unlawful discrimination and harassment, warning that the arrangement can be "murky."

The parliamentary committee said allegations of criminal behavior are “routinely covered up” by employers using legally drafted non-disclosure agreements. (AP) The Women and Equalities Committee said in a strongly worded report that allegations of criminal behavior are “routinely covered up” by employers using legally drafted non-disclosure agreements.

The use of non-disclosure agreements in settling such allegations "is at best murky and at worst a convenient vehicle...

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