18 / 02 / 2019
This factsheet is designed to help employers and workers understand their rights when entering into a settlement agreement. It includes key information around the use of confidentiality clauses and reassures employers and workers who may wish to speak up to ensure high quality safe care is maintained.
It should be read in conjunction with our guidance on the use of settlement agreements and confidentiality clauses, which has also been updated.
It was developed following a roundtable led by NHS Employers and the National Guardian's Office, as well as six law firms who provide legal services to the NHS: Bevan Brittan, Capsticks, DAC Beachcroft, Hempsons, Mills & Reeve and Ward Hadaway. It has also subsequently been reviewed by Unison.