My previous employer laid me off and pressured me to sign an NDA. I chose not to, and by doing so, gave up the severance. The company was trying to bury information that would hurt the company's reputation and financial dealings. My finances were stable so I was able to turn down the severance. A couple other co-workers were laid off in the following weeks and they ended up signing the NDA even though they didn't want to. They needed the money. Has anyone found a legal workaround for a situation like this?
Flagged by the community.
- If Sephora has committed a crime, ndas are null and void. MeToo proved that. If you refused the $$ are you contemplating reporting them?
- This is not sound legal advice. Companies can do all sorts of legally questionable things, that does NOT invalidate any NDA. Keep a copy of and stick to your side of legal agreements unless you’ve got money, time, and are lawyered up. In the OP’s original question there were two parts, one about no NDA so we all agree OP should spill, and one about NDA’ed friends also spilling—my point is they should NOT.Jan 31
- Hey “Monocle” read the original post. He/she refused the money and didn’t sign the paperwork. Have been living under a rock this last year?? It appears so.
- @knKA34 My reply was about your comment “If Sephora has broken the law, your NDA is null and void” - that is horrible, and incorrect advice. I didn’t want anyone assuming that was a good approach. It’s an approach that’ll have you wasting a lot of time and money going back and forth with your ex-company’s lawyers.Jan 31