7th Circuit Upholds Validity Of Handwritten Settlement Agreement

Mealey's (March 21, 2016, 12:29 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A handwritten agreement between an employee and a former employer in which the employee agreed to drop her bias and retaliation charges in exchange for $210,000 is enforceable despite the employee’s attempt to later change her mind, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled March 16 (Martina Beverly v. Abbott Laboratories, No. 15-1098, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 4799).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160408-004Z.)

Martina Beverly sued her former employer, Abbott Laboratories, for employment discrimination and retaliation in the U.S. District Court for...
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