Definition of gagging clause in English:

gagging clause

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  • 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
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    • 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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