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V. Invalidity of Contract
(2,033 words)

Volume XV: Labour Law | Chapter 4 (2010): Employment Contracts

Completed in 1997 with updates in October 2008.

Bruno Veneziani

A. Civil Law Countries

29. Causa and invalidity. – To render an employment contract void due to invalidity would lead to the weaker party losing his or her job. This constitutes one of the differences between labour law and private law, and explains why, for example, in cases of fraud in the contract of employment, the latter i…

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Bruno Veneziani, “V. Invalidity of Contract”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 23 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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