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“Gagging” an ex-employee? – Part 2: Remedies

“Gagging” an ex-employee? – Part 2: Remedies

Part 1 of my blog on “gagging” ex-employees – here – looked at the types of steps employers could take to try to prevent the sort of public spat Donald Trump recently found himself in with ex-aide Steve Bannon (in which Bannon made some pretty sensational comments about Trump allegedly in breach of a non-disclosure agreement).  Trump responded by saying that Bannon had “lost his mind”. As tempting as adopting the Trump response may be, I expect that declaring an ex-employee in breach of a...

“Gagging” an ex-employee – Part 1: Can you do it?

“Gagging” an ex-employee – Part 1: Can you do it?

Not a day seems to pass without yet another story about Donald Trump hitting the news. In addition to him bragging this week about the size of his nuclear button, we have had a row explode very publicly between him and his former strategist, Steve Bannon. Bannon is alleged to have violated a non-disclosure agreement by disclosing confidential information and making disparaging (and in some instances apparently defamatory) statements about Trump and his family. Explosive claims, allegedly made...

Flexibility

Flexibility

I have been thinking a lot about flexibility recently.  Flexibility is obviously a question that comes up in ones professional life with clients asking legal questions about the rights and risks of flexible working requests, the relative merits of flexible working for different parts of the workforce and what to do when there are seemingly competing requests, opinions and business needs.

Sports Direct – the latest developments in the criticism over working practices

Sports Direct – the latest developments in the criticism over working practices

Mike Ashley's grilling by the select committee this week has attracted lots of media attention into working practices at Sports Direct, the public company relegated out of the FTSE 100 earlier this year following a series of allegations relating to allegedly poor working practices.

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