The SRA issued a warning this week, saying lawyers must not use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) or gagging clauses to try and discourage someone reporting sexual harassment.

Alex Bearman appears in The Times on the inappropriate use of gagging orders to suppress allegations of sexual harassment. 

Ban on gagging orders to stop victims reporting harassment is a timely reminder to firms is available to read on The Times website via subscription.

Alex is a partner in the employment team, acting for both employers and employees. He specialises in all areas of contentious employment law, including unfair dismissal, discriminationwhistleblowing and breach of contract, and has experience of dealing with claims brought in the courts as well as in the Employment Tribunal. He also represents clients involved in discrimination claims outside of the employment field.