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Is final discharge really final?

Introduction When an employer and an employee come to an agreement regarding the termination of an employment contract, the terms and conditions of such termination will be laid down in a settlement agreement. According to section 7:900 Civil Code, a settlement agreement seeks to conclude or prevent any uncertainty or dispute. To prevent parties from … Continue reading

The (limited) ability to restrict employees’ freedom of speech following the termination of their employment contract

Freedom of speech is considered to constitute a fundamental right for employees both outside and within an employer’s premises. However, generally speaking, the exercise of this right is not considered to be legitimate if it leads to abuse, such as excessive, insulting or defamatory statements. Moreover, regardless of the existence of any abuse, French employment … Continue reading