Has the whistle been blown on confidentiality clauses/non-disclosure agreements?

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 13 August 2019
Mary Kelleher
Hayes Solicitors
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The impact of the #MeToo movement continues to be seen almost 2 years on. Of particular importance in employment is the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDAs”). NDAs, also known as “gagging” clauses, are agreements where the parties agree to keep certain information confidential, usually as part of a termination agreement. Some NDAs are lawful and enforceable, others are not.

In this article, Mary Kelleher, Consultant, Hayes Solicitors, considers the application of NDAs in Irish employment law and concludes that organisations need to take a fresh look at confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements to ensure that they are not unduly onerous on employees, particularly vulnerable

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This article is correct at 13/08/2019

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Mary Kelleher
Hayes Solicitors

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