The different types of employment contract

Congratulations – you’re going to sign a contract to start your career or re-join the working world! But before you do, it’s worth looking into the type of contract you’ve been offered.

Permanent contract (CDI)

Concluded for an indefinite period of time, this employment contract must be drawn up in duplicate by the time the employee starts working. One copy is reserved for the employer and the other for the employee. This contract may include a probationary period, during which time the parties can more easily cancel their respective commitments. After the probationary period, the contract may be terminated in several ways:

  • dismissal by the employer, which must provide grounds for its decision;
  • resignation by the employee;
  • termination by mutual agreement between the two parties.

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