The Government has agreed that confidentiality clauses should not be used to silence victims of discrimination - but argues that such clauses still have a legitimate place in the employment context.
For the hospitality industry a flexible workforce means operators can meet supply and demand, but the ‘gig’ economy remains an area for confusion
A recent case of ‘dine and dash’, where guests leave without paying, raises the question as to whether a hospitality business can make a deduction from waiting staff’s wages.
A number of commitments for improving working practices, particularly for vulnerable workers will take effect next April as an outcome of the Taylor Report.
In the wake of #MeToo, and potential gagging of employees through the use of non-disclosure agreements, a consultation into confidentiality clauses is likely to bring new legislation in its wake.