As a result, it became an unseeded argument and thus disappeared from most negotiations. Similarly, the type of „good conduct“ or „moral“ clause, which once appeared widely in celebrity contracts that took products into account, is becoming more common after recent revelations of widespread sexual misconduct among powerful men in a wide range of sectors in executive agreements (and other human services). But wait! It turns out that your lawyer may have been wrong. It means a lot of things not to denigrate someone. The non-disappearance clauses have been imposed by a large majority of state and federal courts, and proving that you have denigrated someone is not as difficult as you think. You settle your case, and the accused agrees to pay you a lot of money. All that remains is to sign a „standard“ settlement agreement prepared by the accused`s lawyer. They come to page 10 and look at a paragraph called „No denigration.“ You see that this means that neither party will „denigrate“ the other . . . Never.
You call your lawyer and tell you not to worry, that it is a common provision and that it is probably nothing. He`s not even sure what „disappearing“ is and wouldn`t it really be hard to prove? Most clients, often on the advice of their legal counsel, sign these things every day. The formulation of non-disappearing clauses in billing protocols must be particularly careful, especially since electronic communications and communications on social networks are the norm. And to aerate on social media or to keep bad thoughts about someone you`ve agreed not to say bad things about can leave you in hot water. The other place where you might come across a no-go clause is in a separation agreement – a document you may have to sign if you are fired, fired or abandoned on bad terms. Non-denigration agreements can be confusing and the circumstances under which you are asked to sign one may be difficult. But knowing what your company really wants from you – and what you need to keep in mind before you sign – can help you make a decision that will allow you to protect yourself and ultimately work on exciting new opportunities. And in any case, never sign a contract without reading it and understand what you are willing to do or not do.