Analysis

Breaking the non-disclosure habit?

Breaking the non-disclosure habit?
By Ann McGauran | June 19, 2019

Non-disclosure clauses in employment settlements are often being used by employers to cover up complaints of harassment and discrimination, says a select committee report. To what extent is this the case in local government? Ann McGauran reports

 
 

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