I resigned from my firm and want to claim unemployment benefits. I want to be clear on my application that i did not just quit, but can I give details without violating a confidential agreement which prohibits me from doing so?
Any attorney would have read your "Confidentiality Agreement" and see what you want to disclose. Usually confidentiality agreements usually are for trade secrets, customer list, Research and Development ideas...... Not day to day management that is not proprietary. But an attorney would need to review and then discuss what you want to say. If you want to disclose working conditions for example or sex discrimination or sexual hostile working environment, then you may be able to. But an attorney would have to review your Agreement. all the unemployment commission and ask them if you an disclose working conditions and they should be able to give you more information.
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