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New tax credit for competitiveness and employment (CICE)
  • Bird & Bird
  • 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


An employee cannot be dismissed for false accusations of harassment and bullying, unless it can be shown that the claims were made in bad faith
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • June 15 2009

The Cour de Cassation has confirmed the full force of anti-retaliation rules under French law which apply to victims of harassment, holding that an employee who brought a false claim against their employer for bullying and harassment cannot be disciplined, dismissed, or suffer discriminatory measures, in particular in terms of compensation, training, redeployment, promotion or renewal of their employment contract, for having claimed to have suffered harassment, despite the fact that the claims made could not be substantiated


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


Solidarity day: working on Whit Monday no longer a given
  • Bird & Bird
  • 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


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


PSE employment protection plan: increase in planned number of redundancies during the consultation process
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 20 2015

Direccte could not approve the Barclays Bank PSE since the number of redundancies planned increased during the consultative process and the CCE


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: consultation of SMS messages exchanged via a professional mobile phone (Cass. Com., 10 February 2015, n13-14779; Cass., soc., Avis 13 November 2014 n1314779)
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • March 30 2015

SMS messages sent or received by an employee using a mobile telephone made available by the employer for professional use are presumed to be


France: monitoring of employees via cameras: continuous monitoring in areas restricted to employees.
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • November 21 2014

The French Data Protection Authority imposed a sanction to a Company for the continuous monitoring of certain areas of the work place that can only