Additional Release of Claims (Additional Release)
As explained in Paragraph 3 of the Separation Agreement and General Release (Agreement), this Additional Release is for Employee to release and waive any and all claims that may have arisen since the Effective Date of the Agreement. This Additional Release is intended to supplement, but not to replace, the Agreement.
Release of Claims: Employee acknowledges that the consideration in Paragraph 2 of the Agreement represents full and final payment of all claims by Employee against the Company, and is in excess of what Employee would otherwise be entitled by virtue of her/his employment. By signing this Additional Release, Employee completely and forever releases the Company, and any past, present, or future direct or indirect owners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, insurers, partners, employee benefit plans, predecessors and successors in interest, beneficiaries, executors, administrators, personal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns of the Company and any other persons, firms, corporations, or entities with which the Company has been, is now, or may hereafter be affiliated (collectively, the Released Parties), from any and all known or unknown claims, demands, grievances, or lawsuits arising out of or in any way relating to any event, matter, or occurrence existing or occurring before Employee signs this Additional Release, including, but not limited to, claims that involve or arise from the employment relationship between Employee and the Company, or the termination of that relationship.
This general release includes, but is not limited to, claims, demands, grievances, or lawsuits that arise under any of the following: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; 42 U.S.C. § 1981; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Equal Pay Act; the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act; the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; the Fair Credit Reporting Act; the False Claims Act; the Occupational Safety and Health Act; the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act; any amendments to the foregoing laws; any other federal, state, local, or foreign constitution, statute, ordinance, or regulation; or any other theory of recovery including, but not limited to, claims of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation of any kind, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unfair business practices, wage and hour claims of any kind, whether for non-payment, late payment, overtime, misclassification, rest breaks, meal periods, bonuses, reimbursements, deductions, and/or penalties, tort claims of any kind, whether for intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, personal injury, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy, and any other common law legal or equitable claims.
This release includes any and all claims between Employee and the Company that exist as of Employees execution of this Additional Release, even if the facts and/or legal theories supporting those claims are unknown to Employee at this time. This release binds Employee as well as her/his marital community, heirs, and assigns. Excluded from this release are any claims or rights which cannot be waived by law, including Employees right to seek unemployment compensation benefits.
Acknowledgements Concerning Compensation/Leave/On-the-Job Injury: Employee acknowledges and agrees that the consideration in Paragraph 2 shall constitute the total amount owed by the Company to Employee and that s/he has: (a) been paid by the Company for all hours s/he has worked for the Company; (b) received all amounts due from the Company through the Separation Date including, but not limited to, compensation, wages, payments, bonuses, benefits, pay in lieu of notice, salary continuation or severance, reimbursements, or any other remuneration of whatever kind arising from or relating to the employment relationship with the Company, or the termination of that relationship, except for the payments and benefits expressly provided for under this Agreement; (c) received any leave (paid or unpaid) and accommodations to which s/he was entitled through the Separation Date; and (d) not suffered any on-the-job injury or occupational illness while working for the Company for which s/he has not already filed a claim. Employee confirms that s/he has no pending legal proceeding(s) against any of the Released Parties.
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