Basingstoke MP Maria Miller calls to stop companies silencing victims of abuse in the workplace
A Hampshire MP has called for a change in the law that will stop employers from silencing victims of abuse. Ministers have been warned that non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) allow companies to ‘cover up’ sexual abuse of staff and other ‘wrongdoing’ they have faced.
Basingstoke MP, Maria Miller, said NDAs were “driving the wrong culture in the British workplace”, silencing staff who faced abuse at work and allowing bosses to “buy their silence”. Presenting her Non-Disclosure Agreements Bill in the Commons, the Conservative MP called for a change in the law which would allow people to leave workplaces where they faced abuse and get compensation – without having to agree that they will not speak about the abuse they faced.