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NDA’s and whistleblowing in independent schools

Discussion in 'Independent' started by MrsHandbag, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. MrsHandbag

    MrsHandbag New commenter

    Following the news that NDA’s are up for political scrutiny and the launch of an APPG on the PDA and whistleblower law, I am keen to hear views from readers regarding both topics within the independent sector.
    This is with a view to researching the apparent rise in the use of NDA’s in some establishments and whether this is an ethical/appropriate tool for schools.
  2. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

    An NDA can be a very useful tool for both employees and employers. It avoids the stress and delays of tribunal or court; it will probably cost less for both sides; and there is no publicity. Job applicants are commonly screened via Google (other search engines are available and may bring up other hits) and this may well reveal a tribunal case - which may well make the chances of success rather less. It's fair to say that poor employers also gain from the lack of publicity.
    However if an NDA is being used to cover up unlawful behaviour on the part of employee or employer, that's a different matter and certainly unethical and I believe illegal.
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter


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