The Cour de Cassation (21 December 2006) held that the provisions of the Labour Code, (Article L. 122-25-5) which prescribe that dismissals of pregnant employees (as well as employees who find out that they are pregnant within 15 days of receiving notice of dismissal) are to be held void, do not to apply to the termination of an employment contract within the initial probationary period. However, in this instance a dismissal was held to be invalid due to the fact that at the time that the employment contract was signed it was agreed that the probationary period would definitely be renewed. Such a renewal is not legally permitted until an employee has commenced work.