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Meetings of minutes can be used as legal evidence in employment or workplace disputes and therefore minutes need to be kept confidential and kept undisclosed unless requested under the Freedom of Information Act

Meetings of minutes can be used as legal evidence in employment or workplace disputes and therefore minutes need to be kept confidential and kept undisclosed unless requested under the Freedom of Information Act. With this act, minutes of meetings can be requested and disclosed to the public, however there does need to be suitable public interest to do so. Sometimes, members of the meeting will give their consent for the minutes to be released. As minutes can be referred to or requested to be looked at, keeping them impartial and free of emotive vocabulary surrounding individuals and what they might have said is the best way to ensure they stay as neutral as possible.