Use of confidentiality clauses in Employment Tribunal cases

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0884
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you consider it appropriate for confidentiality clauses to be used in Employment Tribunal cases relating to any part of the Greater London Authority?

Answer

Answer for Use of confidentiality clauses in Employment Tribunal cases

Answer for Use of confidentiality clauses in Employment Tribunal cases

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All Employment Tribunal cases are conducted in public and therefore confidentiality clauses are not relevant to such hearings.  In some instances a matter may settle during the proceedings and it may well be appropriate for the terms of the settlement to be the subject of confidentiality requirements in the interests of both parties. Confidentiality clauses are not used to prevent whistle blowing or any form of constructive comment on the performance of an organisation and I understand that they are not used in that way across the GLA.