Could you please explain what this clause (from an employment contract) might mean:

For every case of culpable violation of the obligation of confidentiality stipulated in section xx, the Employee is obliged under exclusion of the defence of continuation of the offence to pay a contractual penalty of ...

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    It means you shouldn't sign that contract without a lawyer. If a lawyer is too expensive, you shouldn't sign the contract. – gnasher729 Sep 6 '19 at 12:29
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    To the close voter, this question is not asking for legal advice; it's asking for an explanation of a legal text. – phoog Sep 6 '19 at 14:16
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    Upon quick search, this phrase seems to arise almost-exclusively in English translations of German contracts, which might help someone who is more dedicated. – Roger Sep 6 '19 at 17:37

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