As this contribution on the pitfalls of the joint compromise agreement shows, there are a large number of things that can go wrong in a compromise agreement. It should also be noted that concordat agreements cannot prevent workers from disclosing protected information (e.g. B disclosures that their employer`s conduct has violated criminal law, civil obligation or environmental standards) in the public interest. Typically, settlement agreements contain clauses that go far beyond simply compromising potential legal claims for which a lawyer`s advice may be decisive. For example, future non-competition agreements with the employer; the return or retention of the employer`s equipment; parties who do not make derogatory comments against one another; the worker who, in the future, will provide careless support to the employer. . . .