A US teen who learned that her father had settled an age discrimination claim against his former employer bragged about it on Facebook, despite the law on settlement agreements.
She posted “Mama and Papa won the case against Gulliver,” to her 1,200 friends. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”
Breach of confidentiality – the consequences
The employer refused to pay up. Because, in common with most settlement agreements (previously called ‘compromise agreements’ in this country), it contained a confidentiality clause, which a court found to have been breached.
Her father now has to stick to his agreement not to sue the employer, who does not have to pay the settlement sum.
At Hatton James we advise employees who have been presented with settlement agreements.