There may later be a dispute over whether the waiver was voluntarily granted Contractual termination is at the discretion of the employer, as long as the worker signs his contract. The Commission des normes du travail demanded, on behalf of the worker, severance pay equal to the worker`s wages for three weeks. The trial judge ups the complaint and concluded that the employer had dismissed the employee by asking him to leave before the effective date of his dismissal. Therefore, the employer was required to pay the worker compensation rather than dismissal. In that regard, the procedural judge applied the widely held case-law according to which a termination before the expiry of the notice period was considered to be a termination. The employment contract can be modified by agreement between the parties, but the minimum legal deadlines for sending remain applicable. . . .