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BBC: UK universities face 'gagging order' criticism

UK universities are being accused of using "gagging orders" to stop bullying, discrimination and sexual misconduct allegations becoming public.
Dozens of academics have told BBC News they were "harassed" out of their jobs and made to sign non-disclosure agreements after making complaints.
Figures obtained by the BBC show UK universities spent about £87m on pay-offs with NDAs since 2017.
Universities UK says using NDAs to keep victims quiet should not be tolerated.

Published: 17 April 2019

Author: Rianna Croxford

A photo of a woman with short blonde hair, black glasses and a navy blue shirt looking off camera
Emma Chapman refused to sign an NDA after a two-year challenge for sexual harassment



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