Confidentiality Clauses (1266_15)

Request

1. The number of confidentiality clauses agreed in severance deals for force staff from 2010-2014.

2. The total amount of financial compensation paid to former employees as part of the confidentiality clauses from 2010-2014.

I would like to request this information in relation to any staff whose contracts were terminated by the force from 2010-2014.

Response

 

1. There have been 19 settlement agreements, formerly compromise agreements, in the period 2010 to 2014. All Force settlement/compromise agreements contain a mutual confidentiality clause in relation to the existence and terms of the agreement.

2. The agreements contain a payment clause which includes:

 

  • Contractual payments due on termination (any notice pay and accrued untaken holiday)

 

  • Redundancy pay (if relevant); and

 

  • Ex gratia payment – this is a non-contractual payment made to compensate the employee for their agreement to waive their statutory rights to pursue employment claims against the employer.

 

However none of the agreements included any financial compensation as part of the confidentiality clause, therefore the answer is £Nil.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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