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NSW Confidentiality Clauses under Employment Law - Applicable Only to Me?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Denise N, 11 August 2015.

  1. Denise N

    Denise N Member

    11 August 2015
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    Hi I need to know whether a confidentiality clause in a release agreement from my old employer is applicable under employment law to just me or to anyone that I may have had as a witness in a meeting between myself and my employer.
  2. rebeccag

    rebeccag Well-Known Member

    8 April 2014
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    The employment release agreement and that confidentiality clause binds the parties who sign the agreement. It also depends on the wording of the clause and the circumstances - so read it carefully. For example, if the witness is an employee of your old employer and your old employer must ensure that employees abide by the confidentiality clause, then your old employer has an obligation to ensure the witness keeps the information confidential. (Or vice versa if the witness was someone you had in for your benefit).
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