Confidential Separation Agreement

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about revealing a resignation:

Recently I was terminated by a local police agency for what my attorney and I felt was a witch-hunt; however ours is an at-will state. I was terminated for calling in sick one day and not the next. My attorney worked out a confidential separation agreement and I was able to resign nunc-pro-tunc (go back in time) and the information that lead to the termination was sealed by the town and the town attorney. My question is: do I have to reveal the termination or the resignation? My attorney told me that it is a resignation; however, all of the agencies that I have applied for indicate that it is a resignation in lieu of dismissal. Or should I even tell the agencies about anything because all of the information is sealed?

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