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. In the case of Marina Services, the Cour de Cassation held that this 5 weekday period must be considered as 5 whole days, and that the day on which the invitation is presented cannot count as the first day. The 5 days are therefore calculated starting on the day after presentation of the invitation letter. The Cour also reiterated the fact that the term "weekdays" does not include Sundays. Failure to comply with procedural rules may give rise to the payment of damages to the employee.