Definition of gagging clause in English:

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gagging clause

noun

British
A condition in a contract of employment forbidding an employee from publicly disclosing information about their employer or work: as part of her severance terms she was forced to sign a gagging clause pledging not to reveal what she knew
More example sentences
  • Your Health Minister is attempting to insert a gagging clause in the new consultant's contract.
  • They also believe she has signed a gagging clause forbidding her from talking about her departure.
  • The Francis Inquiry ordered an end to gagging clauses, which pay off staff in return for a ban on speaking about their concerns.

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