Harassment and discrimination
In this episode of the podcast I analyse the report commissioned by the Women and Equalities Committee into whether the use of non-disclosure agreements in harassment and discrimination cases is unethical, and how they should be dealt with in the future.
In this episode I will cover:
- The 12 recommendations discussed in the report.
- My critical analysis for each recommendation.
- How to ensure your business is using non-disclosure agreements correctly.
- Why having a robust process for dealing with harassment and discrimination is essential for a successful business.
- Non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements must not be used to pressure those who have suffered from discrimination or harassment at work to keep silent.
- Ensure you have the appropriate procedures in place to prevent discrimination and harassment at work
- Ensure management are trained in how to deal with complaints of this kind and that staff are trained to identify such behaviour and to report it
- Seek legal advice before making any decisions.
You can read the full report HERE
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