Unilateral Option on the Labour Contract - Valid Clause or a Limitation on Labour Freedom?

Unilateral Option on the Labour Contract - Valid Clause or a Limitation on Labour Freedom?

In Portugal, work freedom assumes constitutional relevance in Article 58 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, which aims to guarantee that everyone can develop a paid activity without being forbidden or limited access to any position, work or professional category.

This workers’ constitutional guarantee is also expressed in the Portuguese sports legislation, namely in number 1 of Article 19 of Law no. 54/2017, of 14 July 2017 (Legal Regime of the Sportsperson’s Work Contract) - which states that “Any clauses inserted in a Sports Work Contract aiming to condition or limit the sportsperson’s freedom to work after the end of the contractual link are null and void”...

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