Commons report warns gagging orders allow unlawful behaviour to continue

Allegations of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment at work are being routinely covered up by employers through secret non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), a report by MPs has warned.

The increasingly widespread practice enables perpetrators to carry on mistreating others and prevents victims from discovering or supporting other complaints, according to the Commons’ women and equalities committee.

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