Breaching confidentiality of settlement agreements can be costly

Like any contract, confidentiality agreements can have serious consequences for breaches
By Marty Rabinovitch and Joanne Schiffer
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/21/2015

Confidentiality provisions have crept into the spotlight recently, as evidenced when former Globe and Mail writer Jan Wong was ordered to repay her settlement after breaching a confidentiality agreement with the newspaper.

To discourage the disclosure of settlement details to third parties, confidentiality provisions are often included in settlement agreements between an employer and a former employee.