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Use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases examined

06 March 2019

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

Purpose of the session

Those with experience in HR, corporate governance and law and ethics will be questioned on:

  • whether better handling of discrimination complaints could help to reduce the use of settlement agreements and NDAs in such cases;
  • the role of boards and executives in overseeing the use of NDAs in discrimination cases;
  • ethical considerations for lawyers and others preparing and advising on NDAs;
  • whether safeguards and systems could be implemented to prevent misuse.

Witnesses

Wednesday 6 March 2019, the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 9.50am

  • Debbie Alder, Director General for Human Resources, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Sue Coe, Senior Policy Officer: Equality and Strategy, Trades Union Congress
  • Jayne Phillips, Head of Employment Rights Unit, National Education Union
  • Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy, CIPD

At 10.40am

  • Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte
  • Tracy Vegro, Executive Director of Strategy and Resources, Financial Reporting Council
  • Professor Richard Moorhead, Professor of Law and Professional Ethics, Vice Dean (Research), University College London Faculty of Laws and the Centre for Ethics and Law

Further information

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