“‘Staggering’ £2million spent on gagging former staff at Devon County Council”

“A Freedom of Information Request submitted by the Exmouth Journal has revealed between 2013 and 2017 the council (DCC) spent £1,965,370 on 145 separate settlement agreements, often referred to as gagging orders.

The confidentiality clauses in these agreements are usually agreed when an employee leaves an organisation due to a disagreement, workplace issue or redundancy.

None of the settlement agreements into which DCC entered in the last five years were for staff being made redundant. …”

https://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/2million-gagging-staff-at-devon-county-council-1-5801603