The use of Confidentiality Clauses and Derogatory Statement Clauses within Settlement Agreements: The rights and responsibilities of NHSScotland employees and employers

This Guidance has been developed in Partnership to support and inform NHSScotland employees and employers of their rights and responsibilities, should they decide to enter into a settlement agreement or a COT3 facilitated by ACAS. The intention of this Guidance is to help both employees and employers to consider their position when considering the inclusion of a confidentiality clause and/or derogatory statement clause in a settlement agreement or COT3.

Annex C

Confidentiality Clause Guidance Group

Chair: Shirley Rogers Scottish Government
Members: Norman Provan RCN
Tom Waterson UNISON
Norma Shippin Central Legal Office
Hazel Craik Central Legal Office
Lindsay Montgomery Scottish Legal Aid Board
Billy Harkness Registers of Scotland
Laura Ace NHS Lanarkshire
Bridget Howat NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Malcolm Summers Scottish Government
Anna Gilbert Scottish Government


Email: Anna Gilbert

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