While EHRC guidance is described as an expression of good practice, some of the content probably goes beyond minimum legal requirements and established practices. It highlights the increasing complexity of dealing with allegations of discrimination. It describes good practices in the use of confidentiality agreements and when they are illegal. In June 2019, the Women`s Equal Opportunity Committee (WESC) published its report on the use of confidentiality agreements (NDA) in cases of discrimination and harassment. This week, the government`s response to this report was made public. The EHRC is asking employers to move away from a flat-rate position and take a more personalized approach. The guide provides some examples of cases where confidentiality agreements are legitimate, such as: when the worker requests a confidentiality agreement or where there are legitimate business interests. These guidelines provide a clear explanation of the law for confidentiality agreements. Training managers who identify early signs of divergence and solve problems can help: employers deal with complaints of discrimination and complaints The new EHRC guidelines on “The Application of Confidentiality Agreements in Discrimination “Guidelines” will hopefully lead to changes in transaction agreements and practices in this area. The guidelines focus on the use of secret/confidentiality agreements (NDaS) in transaction agreements (in cases where allegations of discrimination are pending), with a short portion of confidentiality clauses being dealt with in employment contracts. The new EHRC guidelines are important for both current legislation and good practice for both employers and workers. The introduction specifies that these are only confidentiality agreements that could prevent a worker from talking about discrimination, harassment or victimization contrary to the Equality Act. Following the investigation into sexual harassment in the workplace, the Committee on Women and Equal Rights published a report in June 2019 on the implementation of confidentiality agreements.