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Breaking injunction via parliamentary privilege

Breaking injunction via parliamentary privilege
Published on: 20 November 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Breaking injunction via parliamentary privilege
  • What were the events that preceded Lord Hain using parliamentary privilege to name Sir Philip Green as the businessman who used non-disclosure agreements to settle a number of bullying and sexual harassment claims made against him?
  • What is parliamentary privilege? How does it sit alongside the injunction made by the Court of Appeal in ABC v Telegraph Media Group?
  • Is there any recourse for a person in respect of whom confidentiality provisions apply that is named in Parliament? Does it make any difference if there has been a misuse of parliamentary privilege?
  • Are there any special measures employers should take when settling claims involving sexual harassment or other discriminatory conduct, where they want to agree to keep the substance of the complaint and terms of the agreement confidential, in light of this case or generally?
  • What changes, if any, do you think the government might make in respect of non-disclosure agreements as a result of the issues raised in this case?

Article summary

Employment analysis: Lord Hain’s use of parliamentary privilege to name Sir Philip Green as the businessman at the centre of sexual harassment and bullying allegations polarised opinion. Iain Wilson, managing partner at Brett Wilson LLP, considers the legal issues around parliamentary privilege. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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