When your business offers a severance agreement to a departing employee, does it contain:
- a general release;
- a non-disparagement obligation;
- a confidentiality provision;
- a covenant not to sue; or
- a cooperation clause
Well, if it contains any one (or more) of these provisions, head over to Jon Hyman’s Ohio Employer’s Law Blog right away to learn about a new lawsuit that the EEOC has filed in which it alleges that each of these common severance-agreement provisions amounts to retaliation.
If the EEOC prevails here and in subsequent similar actions in other jurisdictions, the effects would be game-changing.
So, definitely go to Jon’s blog for more information.