The Relationship between the Employment Contract and other Civil Contracts

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Răzvan Radu Popescu (2015)
  • Publisher: Danubius University
  • Journal: EIRP Proceedings (issn: 2067-9211, eissn: 2069-9344)
  • Subject: civil contract; mediation; volunteer; solidarity agreement | Political science (General) | JA1-92

The employment relationship is a contractual one and as such must have all the basic elements of an enforceable contract to make it legally binding. In strict contractual terms, the offer is made by the employer and formally accepted by the employee. Once the acceptance has taken place, there is a legally binding agreement and an action will lie against the party who breaches that agreement, even though it may only just have come into existence. An employment contract, however, is unlike most other contracts. Although the parties will have negotiated the main terms, we shall see that a large number of terms will be implied into the agreement from all sorts of different sources and will not have been individually negotiated by the parties at all. This is what makes an employment contract so different from other contracts. We think this article is an important step in the disclosure of the problem eraised by these two concepts.
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