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France: A European View on Employment Law
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • July 1 2016

French employment law is in favour of protecting employees. However, in reality, provided the correct procedures are followed, and given the recent


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


Law on conditions for the redeployment of employees at risk of redundancy
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • August 12 2010

French case law has defined a principle whereby if considering terminating employees on economic grounds, the employer must search for and propose to employees any appropriate redeployment opportunities within the company and the group to which the company belongs


Tax planning for redundancies
  • Bird & Bird
  • France, United Kingdom
  • March 31 2009

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


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


Dismissal letter: burden of proof of dispatch
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 20 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


Trade unions and CE: capacity to act
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 20 2015

The CE has no capacity to petition for implementation of a collective agreement, such action being reserved for employees and employee


Focus - contractual termination and dismissal, connections and complications: clarification by the French Supreme Court
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 5 2015

Three rulings handed down on 3rd March 2015 for the first time specify the position of the Cour de cassation regarding contractual termination prior


No impact of a general waiver clause in a settlement on the employee's rights over stock options (Cass. soc., 11th March 2015, n13-25828)
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 5 2015

By this ruling, the Court states that, unless express provision is made to the contrary, the potential rights which the employee may hold under stock


Non-competition cause: the possibility for the employer to unilaterally waive this clause during performance of the employment contract must be expressly agreed (Cass. soc., 11th March 2015, n13-22.257)
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 5 2015

Unless otherwise agreed in the employment contract or agreement, the employer cannot unilaterally waive the non-competition clause during performance