CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION - COMMERCIAL AGENCY - RIGHT TO SEVERANCE PAY – PUBLIC POLICY – WAIVER

Severance pay : The French Supreme Court reminds that the provision related to the agent’s severance pay makes part of public policy provisions, and that the notification of the agent’s intent to assert his right to severance pay does not need to be formal (Shipping Agency Service / Seatrade)

Un mandant avait mis fin au contrat d’agence commerciale qui le liait à une société et confié la mission à un ancien employé de cette dernière qui avait créé sa propre structure. La société l’avait alors assigné en paiement de l’indemnité de cessation de contrat. Pour échapper à ce paiement, le mandant

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Dominique Ferré, Blanche de La Mure, Severance pay : The French Supreme Court reminds that the provision related to the agent’s severance pay makes part of public policy provisions, and that the notification of the agent’s intent to assert his right to severance pay does not need to be formal (Shipping Agency Service / Seatrade), 21 October 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71184, p. 117

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