On December 31, valen at tuatha.org said:
> Do remember, that under EU law, any contract deemed "unfair" by a jury
> can be struck out. And I doubt you'll find a majority of people think such
> a think is remotely fair.
I'm a little unclear on where and when EU law comes into operation, to
be honest, which is why I'm very wary about contracts (my current
contract is in actual honest-to-goodness English. thanks,
boss!). After all, if you sign a piece of paper that says, "this is
governed by the laws of Ireland", then you're agreeing to be judged
under said laws even if they contradict the EU laws on the subject
(and we all know that that would never happen, of course, but let's
play this gedankenexperiment through, eh?). You're now left with a
slightly chicken-and-egg situation where you'd like recourse to EU
law, but you've agreed to be bound by Irish law, and more to the point
the EU law probably provides the statutory rights that you /can't/
sign away while the Irish lawmakers are hemming and hawing over it.
Legal types? Bueller? Fry?
waider at waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me.
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