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Legal experts questioned on non-disclosure agreements

23 January 2019

The Women and Equalities Committee holds the third evidence session as part of its inquiry into the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in discrimination cases.

Purpose of the session

The Committee will question legal experts with direct experience of dealing with employee discrimination complaints, and with knowledge of how NDAs are used in such cases.

Areas likely to be covered include:

  • how NDAs are used when settling discrimination cases and why they are so widely used in this way
  • accessibility of good legal advice on individual NDAs
  • the role of lawyers in preventing misuse of NDAs
  • whether the use of NDAs should be banned or restricted to prevent misuse
  • what safeguards and systems could be implemented to prevent misuse.

Witnesses

Wednesday 23 January 2019, Committee room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 9.50am

  • Kiran Daurka, Discrimination Law Association, and Partner, Leigh Day
  • Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC, Director, International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)
  • Jane Mann, Partner and Head of Employment Group, Fox Williams LLP
  • Julie Morris, Employment Solicitor and Head of Personal Legal Services, Slater and Gordon

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