The labour relation in Cameroon has been styled as a contract of employment. This contract of employment has its own specific traits, but is fundamentally distinguished in two facets; a contract of employment of specified duration and a contract of employment of an unspecified duration.
According to section 23 of the labour code of Cameroon 1992, a contract of employment is defined as an agreement by which a worker undertakes to put his services under the authority and management of an employer against remuneration. In otherwords, the worker contracts to put his professional services under the direction and authority of another person called the employer.
Like most legal contracts, there exist similarities between a common law contract and a contract of employment.