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Notice period

Published at 30 November 2015
Category : Labor & Employment
E-newsletter: November 2015
A decision handed down by the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) on September 16, 2015 (n° 14-16.713) provides an answer to a problem that arose in connection with the termination of a trial period for which the company had to comply with both the “délai de prévenance” (i.e. an advance notice period that must take place within the trial period), as provided for by Law n° 2008-596 of June 25, 20089, and the notice period set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement “Bureaux d'Études Techniques, des Cabinets d'Ingénieurs-Conseils et des Sociétés de Conseils” (i.e. the collective bargaining agreement that applies to many engineering and consulting firms and technology companies, hereinafter the “SYNTEC CBA”). We followed this case with great interest as the relevant company is one of our clients; we defended its interests before the Labor Court of Boulogne-Billancourt – which ruled in our client’s favor by dismissing the claims brought by the employee after the termination – and then before the Court of Appeals of Versailles – which reversed the judgment of the Labor Court – to finally appeal to the Labor Chamber of the Cour de Cassation, in the hope to have the termination of the trial period declared well-founded.
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