I work for a service provider company and we are required to sign a confidentiality agreement just as like our company signed one with our client.
We are a project base employee and one of my officemate working for the company for 8 years committed a mistake in sending vital information of the client to its customers.
She was given a Notice to Explain and management and the client agreed to terminate the employee after her written explanation claims it was a complete negligence on her part and they deemed it as breach of confidentiality. Due to her years of service, the company granted her request for a clean employment record and file for resignation instead and effective immediately.
They are asking her to sign first the termination paper before accepting her resignation. She was also told that she will not be getting a separation pay as she is only a project employee.
Now we are all scared that it may also happen to us and our years of service meant completely nothing. Is what they're doing legal? Can she file a case at NLRC?