Every settlement agreement is different but it is common that employers will want to keep the terms and sums of money paid to remain confidential between you and them. This is achieved by a confidentiality clause which will usually prevent you from letting any third party know about the financial terms of the Agreement as well as the circumstances which led to the Settlement Agreement. This would prevent you from disclosing the details of what happened in the lead up to you signing the Settlement Agreement. There are usually some exceptions which will enable you to discuss the terms of the Settlement Agreement with your partner, immediate family, professional advisors and to any prospective employer to the extent necessary to explain your employment history. Any third party has to agree to maintain confidentiality.