Confidential means confidential – disclosing terms of a confidential settlement can have serious repercussions.

February 13, 2012

in Employment

The Employments Relations Authority has recently found against an employee who after reaching a mediated settlement with her employer that involved a payment to her on the basis that the terms of the settlement were confidential, then subsequently disclosed the terms of the settlement to fellow employees.

Payment by the Employer was on the basis the terms and conditions of the settlement were confidential.

The employee disclosed the terms of the settlement to fellow employees and the employer refused to make the payment because of the breach of confidentiality.

The ERA has ruled that the employee breached the terms of her mediated settlement disqualifying her from receiving any compensation.

You should always seek legal advice in respect to any employment matter.  We are able to provide advice in all areas of employment law both for employers and employees.

If you require any advice or further information on the matters dealt with in this publication please contact the lawyer at Farry and Co. who normally advises you, or alternatively contact:

Paul Farry
09 379 0055 or 03 477 8870

The information contained in this publication is intended as a guide only.  It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.  Professional advice should be sought before applying any of the information to particular circumstances.  While every reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this publication, Farry and Co. does not accept liability for any errors it may contain. 

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