Release of Claims - Including Age Discrimination and Employment Claims:
In consideration of the Separation Payment and other benefits provided above to which you would not have been entitled under any existing P&G Policy, you release P&G from any and all claims you have against P&G. The term “P&G” includes «Company» and any of its present, former and future owners, parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, and its and their directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, servants, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns and their employee benefit plans and programs and their administrators and fiduciaries.
This release applies to claims about which you now know or may later discover, and includes but is not limited to: (1) claims arising under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. § 621, et seq.; (2) claims arising out of or relating in any way to your employment with P&G or the conclusion of that employment; (3) claims arising under any federal, state and local employment discrimination laws, regulations or ordinances or other orders that relate to the employment relationship and/or employee benefits; and (4) any other federal, state or local law, rule, regulation or ordinance, public policy, contract, tort or common law.
This release does not apply to claims that may arise after the date you accept this Agreement or that may not be released under applicable law.
You are not waiving any rights you may have to: (a) your own vested accrued employee benefits under the P&G health, welfare, or retirement benefit plans as of the Last Day of Employment; (b) benefits and/or the right to seek benefits under applicable workers’ compensation and/or unemployment compensation statutes; (c) pursue claims which by law cannot be waived by signing this Agreement; (d) enforce this Agreement; and/or (e) challenge the validity of this Agreement.
You agree that the decision as to what would be your Last Day of Employment was made prior to your accepting and executing this Agreement, and you agree that you are releasing any claim in connection with the separation of your employment.
If any claim is not subject to release, to the extent permitted by law, you agree that you waive any right or ability to be a class or collective action representative or to otherwise participate in any putative or certified class, collective or multi-party action or proceeding based on such a claim in which P&G is a party.
Governmental Agencies: Nothing in this Separation Letter & Release prohibits or prevents you from filing a charge with or participating, testifying, or assisting in any investigation, hearing, or other proceeding before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board or a similar agency enforcing federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws. However, to the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree that if such an administrative claim is made to such an anti-discrimination agency, you shall not be entitled to recover any individual monetary relief or other individual remedies. Nothing in this Separation Letter & Release prohibits you from: (1) reporting possible violations of federal law or regulations, including any possible securities laws violations, to any governmental agency or entity, including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Congress, or any agency Inspector General; (2) making any other disclosures that are protected under the whistleblower provisions of federal law or regulations; or (3) otherwise fully participating in any federal whistleblower programs, including but not limited to any such programs managed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and/or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. You understand you do not need the prior authorization from the Company to make any such reports or disclosures, and you are not required to notify the Company that you have made such reports or disclosures. Moreover, nothing in this Separation Letter & Release prohibits or prevents you from receiving individual monetary awards or other individual relief by virtue of participating in such federal whistleblower programs.