Termination is often a boring and stressful event, and you may not be very objective when reading the termination agreement. Reading the termination agreement in an emotional state can affect you to accept adverse terms. However, the amount paid to regularize a duty may remain confidential in accordance with the law. When the employee requests confidentiality of the complaint or administrative complaint, the parties may agree to prevent the disclosure of all facts relating to allegations of sexual harassment or discrimination (including court records) that would lead to the discovery of the employee`s identity. If a severance pay agreement requires you to waive a right of recourse, consult a lawyer before signing. A lawyer can tell you if the termination agreement is legal and, if so, what you will give up. While the exemption from rights may include in a severance pay agreement an obligation not to file a complaint, it should not prohibit the employee from filing a discrimination complaint with the United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Similarly, the Securities and Exchange Commission is accusing provisions prohibiting employees from reporting securities law violations to the agency. Therefore, in order to prevent one of those agencies from undermining a severance pay agreement, a provision should contain a provision stipulating that the agreement does not prohibit the worker from filing a complaint with a law enforcement agency or reporting breaches of the law, but that the worker waives financial recovery from the employer as a result of such a charge or complaint. Similarly, termination agreements cannot be enforceable if they are found to be contrary to public policy.28 Does the written agreement allow you to do the things you want to do in the future? Severance pay agreements may also require employees to restrict their behavior in another way….