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Spain: Training and development

Updating author: Jesús Gimeno, Simmons & Simmons
Original author: Jones Day

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  • Employees have a general right to development and vocational training at work, and to participate in training programmes and activities aimed at improving their employability. (See General)
  • There are two types of training contracts: alternative training contracts and training contracts to obtain professional practice appropriate to the level of study. (See Training contracts)
  • Where an employer provides an employee with specialised vocational training and pays for this training, the parties can sign a "retention agreement". (See Retention agreements)
  • There are various anti-discrimination rules that concern training (See General)