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A condition in a contract of employment forbidding an employee from publicly disclosing information about their employer or work:‘as part of her severance terms she was forced to sign a gagging clause pledging not to reveal what she knew’
- ‘The Francis Inquiry ordered an end to gagging clauses, which pay off staff in return for a ban on speaking about their concerns.’
- ‘The so-called gagging clause, as stated by that member, is one in relation to public statements in advertising.’
- ‘NHS gagging clauses should become obsolete.’
- ‘They also believe she has signed a gagging clause forbidding her from talking about her departure.’
- ‘His ex-wife is unable to talk about the divorce after reportedly signing a gagging clause as part of her settlement.’
- ‘Your Health Minister is attempting to insert a gagging clause in the new consultant's contract.’
- ‘A gagging clause is usually part of the deal.’
- ‘It says he understands she was asked to leave and received a huge financial settlement that included a gagging clause.’
- ‘But days ago he accepted an out-of-court settlement from the Government, thought to be £40,000-£50,000, which includes a gagging clause.’
- ‘As a condition of the agreement, the healthcare assistants will be silenced with a gagging clause.’
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