However, by using a binding legal document, the employer would have some recourse if confidential or protected information about companies were disclosed. Occasions for which an employer wishes to use a confidentiality agreement include: given the employee`s retention in the company and also taking into account confidentiality agreements, the signatory cannot disclose or benefit from confidential information about the company provided to him. Bills underway in national legislation across the country, including currently in California, New York, and Pennsylvania, would prohibit employers from requiring employees to sign agreements preventing them from detecting alleged sexual harassment in the workplace. . . .