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  • 28 score
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    Calling on the Students' Union to lobby our university to sign the pledge; to end the use of non disclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual harassment, discrimination, other forms of misconduct.

      Signing the pledge means that the provider undertakes to never use a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in a case involving sexual harassment, discrimination, other forms of misconduct and/or bullying. It is intended to ensure that victims can speak about what has happened to them to whoever would be appropriate; and that any harmful behaviour is not hidden, thereby allowing opportunities for repeat offences and further victims. An NDA is a legally binding contract under which the parties agree that certain information will not be made available to others. We recognise that NDAs may be appropriate where there has been access to commercially sensitive information, and where it would be reasonable for an organisation to take steps to ensure that such information remains undisclosed. This pledge is not designed to encompass such cases. In Birmingham Aston and UoB have already signed up as have 52% of all the English universities. @notmycampusonuk for more information.
    Dhanusha Hema-Reddy
    1:54am on 5 Mar 23 The idea was presented during the Ideas Board meeting, Executive Officers have requested for further consultation before making a final decision.

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