This article does not take into account the aspects of distance in employment law, where most HR professionals will be experts, but deals with the related legal requirements, which must be taken into account when the employee is a legal director and / or a shareholder or option holder at the administrator level. There are a number of reasons why an employer wants to leave a leader – and it`s often not about performance. At the level of the board of directors, different visions of the activity; the desire to bring in new talent; or even something as simple as the lack of chemistry between colleagues can lead to defections of the paths. The dismissal of a person from his or her role as director and employee generally does not affect his or her position as a shareholder, unless the company`s constitutional documents contain „Leaver provisions“ that mean that the departure of the director or employee is a „triggering event“ for the sale of his or her shares. Taking steps to remove a manager from their office is much more complicated if that person is also a shareholder in the company. If the person is a shareholder and a director, the distance could lead the person to claim „unfair bias“ if that person is able to prove that he or she had a persistent expectation of management because of his or her position as a shareholder. A settlement agreement must state the legal rights that are settled to be a mandatory waiver of those rights.