4. General Release, Claims Not Released and Related Provisions
a. General Release of All Claims. Rasmussen knowingly and voluntarily releases and forever discharges The Company, its parent corporation, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, predecessors, insurers, successors and assigns, and their current and former employees, attorneys, officers, directors and agents thereof, both individually and in their business capacities, and their employee benefit plans and programs and their administrators and fiduciaries (collectively referred to throughout the remainder of this Agreement as Releasees), of and from any and all claims, known and unknown, asserted or unasserted, which Rasmussen has or may have against Releasees as of the date of execution of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, any alleged violation of: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Sections 1981 through 1988 of Title 42 of the United States Code; The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA); The Immigration Reform and Control Act; The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA); The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990; The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; The Fair Credit Reporting Act; The Family and Medical Leave Act; The Equal Pay Act; The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; Ohio Revised Code §4112.01 and all its subparts; any other federal, state or local law, rule, regulation, or ordinance; any public policy, contract, tort, or common law; or any basis for recovering costs, fees, or other expenses including attorneys fees incurred in these matters.
b. Claims Not Released. Rasmussen is not waiving any rights he may have to: (a) his own vested accrued employee benefits under The Companys health, welfare, or retirement benefit plans, if any, as of the Separation Date; (b) pursue claims that by law cannot be waived by signing this Agreement; (c) enforce this Agreement; and/or (d) challenge the validity of this Agreement.
c. Governmental Agencies. Nothing in this Agreement prohibits or prevents You from filing a charge with or participating, testifying, or assisting in any investigation, hearing, or proceeding before any federal, state, or local government agency nor does anything in this Agreement preclude, prohibit, or otherwise limit Rasmussens rights and abilities to contact, communicate with, report matters to, or otherwise participate in any whistleblower program administered by any such agencies. However, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Rasmussen agrees that if such an administrative claim is made, he shall not be entitled to recover any individual monetary relief or other individual remedies.
d. Collective/Class Action Waiver. If any claim is not subject to release, to the extent permitted by law, Rasmussen waives any right or ability to be a class or collective action representative or to otherwise participate in any putative or certified class, collective or multi-party action or proceeding based on such a claim in which The Company or any other Releasee identified in this Agreement is a party.