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Employees who accept personalised redeployment agreement can still dispute the grounds of their termination
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 6 2008

An employee terminated on economic grounds in a company with less than 1,000 employees or in the process of winding up must be offered a personalised redeployment agreement ("convention de reclassement personnalisé" (CRP)) at the time of their preliminary meeting (companies with more than 1,000 employees are required to implement redeployment leave provisions


Companies that issue dividends must pay their employees a profit-share bonus
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • October 19 2011

The amended Social Security Financing Law, adopted by Parliament on July 13 2011, entered into force on July 29 2011


An employee who is victim of discrimination and moral harassment may receive double compensation (Cass. soc., 3rd March 2015, n13-23.521).
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 5 2015

For different types of prejudice there is distinct compensation. In some cases discrimination and moral harassment are intertwined, to the extent


France: co-employment in the context of redundancies: liability of the mother company
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • November 21 2014

The French Supreme Court has extended the employer's responsibility of the mother company over the employees of a subsidiary to certain cases of


France: settlement agreement: signature after a mutual consent termination agreement (“rupture conventionnelle”)
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • November 21 2014

In a decision dated 26 March 2014, the French Supreme Court, for the first time, ruled that a settlement agreement can be signed in case of a mutual


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


Notice for a pre-dismissal meeting
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 12 2007

Article L. 122-14 of the Labour Code stipulates that a pre-dismissal meeting with an employee must not take place less than 5 weekdays after the presentation of the registered or hand-delivered invitation to the employee


Flash: administrative guidance on the implementation of a personal prevention of difficult working conditions account in 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 5 2015

The General Labour and Social Security Directorates have initiated a series of instructions intended to accompany implementation of a personal


France: dismissal letter burden of proof of dispatch (Cass. Soc. 5 November 2014, n 13-18.663)
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • March 30 2015

Should the employee dispute receipt of the letter of dismissal, the burden of proof rests on the employee. In the case in question, the employee


France: obligation of internal redeployment in the event of redundancy: redeployment offers must be firm ones and guarantee redeployment (Cass. soc., 28 January 2015, n 13-23440)
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • March 30 2015

The legal requirements are not fulfilled by offers of internal redeployment within the Group which are sent to the employee subject to approval by