Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding terms of cash payment to former Managing Director of Surface Transport

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Reference: 
2018/5142
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to your response to question 2018/2117, was the former Managing Director of Surface Transport compelled to sign a non-disclosure agreement as a condition to receiving the payment of £444,598?

Answers

Answer for Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding terms of cash payment to former Managing Director of Surface Transport
Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding terms of cash payment to former Managing Director of Surface Transport

Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding terms of cash payment to former Managing Director of Surface Transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No, Transport for London (TfL) does not require employees to enter into stand-alone non-disclosure agreements when leaving TfL.

TfL’s standard Settlement Agreement includes a clause to prevent the disclosure of the terms of the agreement (so as to protect the financial information, personal data and details of any employment-related issue that may have given rise to the Agreement). This clause expressly states that it does not prevent the employee from disclosing details to their professional adviser, spouse or partner or as may be required from time to time for legal reasons.

In addition, TfL’s Settlement Agreements also contain a clause where employees agree not to disclose any confidential information gained during their employment or to make disparaging remarks about TfL to any third party. This clause expressly states that it does not prevent the employee from whistleblowing. TfL’s standard Settlement Agreement clauses are in line with current best practice.