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Isolated fact may be sexual harassment even if it takes place outside the workplace

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • May 16 2012

A manager (the director of a bank) had set up a professional meeting with one of his female employees outside regular work hours in a hotel room

Solidarity day: working on Whit Monday no longer a given

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • May 6 2008

“Solidarity Day” was initially instigated by a law dated 30 June 2004, which, following the deaths related to the 2003 heat-wave, required employees to work an additional day every year, the proportion of the company’s profits resulting from this additional day’s work being contributed by the company to fund assistance for old-aged and handicapped persons

Tax planning for redundancies

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France, United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 31 2009

Unfortunately, in the current economic conditions many European employers cannot avoid making redundancies

Courts provide clarification on paid holiday

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • July 18 2012

Recent judgments passed down by the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court could have a significant impact on French employment laws, specifically on the accrual of paid holiday, the effect of sick leave on holiday entitlement and the obligation to ensure that employees are able to take paid holiday

Taking annual leave without the employer's authorisation is not necessarily misconduct

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • October 9 2007

Labour code provisions stipulate that the employer define dates on which its employees may take annual leave within the annual holiday period

A profitable company in France may still terminate employees due to economic difficulties at group level

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • February 5 2008

The courts strictly control the grounds stated by the Company to justify a redundancy

The employer's redeployment obligations in the event of redundancy cannot be limited by employees' refusal in principle before any concrete proposal is made

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • June 15 2009

In the event of redundancies on economic grounds, the employer has an obligation to propose any available positions within the company and even the group for redeployment. Consistent case law requires any available positions abroad to also be offered

Decree enforcing smoking bans in the workplace

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • February 12 2007

As across Europe, France has seen new legislation passed banning smoking in public places

New tax credit for competitiveness and employment (CICE)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • February 26 2013

The third amended Finance Act for 2012 set up a new tax credit "credit for competitiveness and employment" - "Crédit d'impôt pour la

French Employment Minister’s report challenges CNIL’s position on whistleblowing

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • June 28 2007

On 6 March 2007, a report commissioned by the French Employment Minister, Gérard Larcher, was published