Reference 2018-143

REF:          2018-143 

Subject:      Confidentiality clauses 

 

 

Request:

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please can you provide me with:

  1. The total number of confidentiality clauses agreed in severance deals for trust staff per year from 2015-2017 inclusive.
  2. The total number of confidentiality clauses agreed in severance deals for trust staff where that person had made an allegation of sexual assault or sexual harassment against another member of staff per year from 2015-2017 inclusive.
  3. The total amount of financial compensation paid to former employees where confidentiality clauses were included as part of severance deals from 2015-2017 inclusive.
  4. The total amount of financial compensation paid to former employees where confidentiality clauses were included as part of severance deals and where that person had made an allegation of sexual assault or sexual harassment against another member of staff from 2015-2017 inclusive.

 

 

 

Response:

The total number of confidentiality clauses agreed in severance deals for trust staff per year from 2015-2017 inclusive. All agreement have standard confidentiality clauses in relation to data protection, confidentiality about the agreement.  No agreement have gagging orders in them and any clause that may prejudice any rights an employee may have under the public disclosure act.
The total number of confidentiality clauses agreed in severance deals for trust staff where that person had made an allegation of sexual assault or sexual harassment against another member of staff per year from 2015-2017 inclusive. Nil for all years.
The total amount of financial compensation paid to former employees where confidentiality clauses were included as part of severance deals from 2015-2017 inclusive. £ 37,833.83 – all agreements have some form of confidentiality clauses in them.
The total amount of financial compensation paid to former employees where confidentiality clauses were included as part of severance deals and where that person had made an allegation of sexual assault or sexual harassment against another member of staff from 2015-2017 inclusive. Nil