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Sweetheart deal

Sweetheart deal

The term sweetheart deal or sweetheart contract is used to describe an abnormally favorable contractual arrangement. A golden parachute is an example of a type of sweetheart deal. It is frequently used in describing deals involving government officials, and hints at the presence of corruption.

In the context of employment rights, a sweetheart contract can describe a deal between an employer and trade union officials which benefits them both at the expense of employees.

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