if my boss wants me to sign a paper that states I will not repeat anything that I her in the office, do I have to sign it?

Asked on March 19, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Washington

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If you want to keep your job, you do. The fact is the most employment relationships are what is known as "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit or deems necesary. That is unless an action constitutes some form of legal discrimination or violates company policy or the terms of any applicable union agreement or employment contract. Otherwise, it is perfectly permissable to require that an employee sign off on a confidentiality agreement. And if they don't they can be disciplined or even terminated.


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