An employee who provides evidence of exposure to a harmful or toxic substance generating a high risk of developing a serious disease and evidence of a personal anxiety-related damage resulting from such exposure may take action against his/her employer for failure by the latter to comply with its obligation to ensure the safety of its employees.
A new episode in the legal saga on Macron’s scale: the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) recently issued an eagerly awaited opinion on the compatibility of Macron’s mandatory scale for the determination of damages in case of dismissal without real and serious cause with European and international standards.
The Ministry of Justice has not remained inactive in the face of judges’ resistance to the Macron scale. By a circular dated February 26, 2019, the Ministry of Justice requested Public Prosecutors at the Courts of Appeal to inform it of any and all decisions rendered regarding the incompatibility of the Macron scale with international conventions.
More than a year after the reform of French labor and employment law introduced by the Macron Ordinances dated September 22, 2017, the mandatory scale for the determination of damages in case of dismissal without real and serious cause continues to be a source of debate. Four Labor Courts have recently found that this flagship […]
Focus on the Social and Economic Committee, the new employee representative body created by Ordinance n°2017-1386
The merger of the various employee representative bodies into a single one called “Social and Economic Committee” (“SEC”) is one of the flagship measures of Macron Ordinance n°2017-1386 dated September 22, 2017. While it was already possible to aggregate all the employee representative bodies, in particular under the so-called “Single Staff Representation” mechanism, this is […]
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