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Can You Keep a Secret? Enforcing the Confidentiality of Settlement Agreements

November-1-2013

Lawyer Joe Conforti
Area Employment and Labour

Summary

Article originally published in Volume XVIII, No. 4 (2013) edition of Executive Employment

Excerpt from "Can You Keep a Secret? Enforcing the Confidentiality of Settlement Agreements":

Workplace disputes are commonly negotiated and settled out of court. Every such settlement represents a compromise, and no party wants to have a concession that is made for settlement purposes regarded publicly as an admission of wrongdoing or other error. As a result, confidentiality is fundamental to the settlement process.

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