matters arising from the offer and acceptance of this Agreement. Colleague understands that the provisions of this paragraph mean that, except as may otherwise be provided by law, Colleague cannot bring a lawsuit against Energizer.
8. General Release of Claims by Energizer. Energizer hereby agrees to, and does, remise, release and forever discharge Colleague from any and all known matters, claims, demands, damages, causes of action, debts, liabilities, controversies, judgments and suits of every kind and nature whatsoever, which have arisen or could arise between Colleague and Energizer from matters which occurred prior to the date of this Agreement by Energizer. Energizer understands that the provisions of this paragraph means that, except as may otherwise be provided by law, Energizer cannot bring a lawsuit against Colleague.
9. Agreement Not to File Suit. Colleague, for and on behalf of Colleague and Colleagues beneficiaries, executors, administrators, successors, assigns, and anyone claiming through or under any of the foregoing, agrees that, except as specifically set forth herein, she will not file or otherwise submit any charge, claim, complaint, arbitration request, or action to any agency, court, organization, or judicial forum, including but not limited to all federal, state, and local forums, against Energizer. Nor will Colleague permit any person, group of persons, or organization to take such action on Colleagues behalf against Energizer arising out of any actions or non-actions on the part of Energizer arising before execution of this Agreement. Colleague further agrees that in the event that any person or entity should bring such a charge, claim, complaint, or action on his/her behalf, she hereby waives and forfeits any right to recovery under said claim and will exercise every good faith effort to have such claim dismissed. The provisions of this paragraph or any other paragraph in this Agreement shall not be construed to prevent Colleague from filing a charge, or whistleblower or other complaint, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or other government agency to the extent she is permitted to do so by law, and this Agreement is not intended to interfere with Colleagues right to participate and cooperate with an investigation conducted by the EEOC the SEC or any similar agency. Colleague, however, expressly waives and disclaims any right to compensation, reinstatement, equitable or legal remedies or other benefits that may inure to him/her as a result of any such charge and hereby expressly agrees to provide any such benefit or pay any such compensation directly to Energizer. Colleague understands that the provisions of this paragraph mean that, except as may otherwise be provided by law, Colleague cannot bring a lawsuit against Energizer.
10. Claims Covered. The charges, claims, complaints, matters, demands, damages, and causes of action referenced in the General Release of Claims and Agreement Not to File Suit paragraphs above include, but are not limited to, (i) any claims for compensation or other payments; (ii) any breach of an actual or implied contract of employment between Colleague and Energizer, (iii) any claim of unjust, wrongful, or tortious transfer, demotion, or discharge (including any claim of fraud, negligence, retaliation for whistleblowing, or intentional infliction of emotional distress), (iv) any claim of defamation or other common-law action, or (v) any claims of violations arising under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.; the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. § 1981; the National Labor Relations Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq., (including but not limited to the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 12101