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A signature does not (always) mean acceptance

The legal context Under French employment law, employers are entitled to provide for a trial period in the employment contract during which they are allowed to terminate the contract without being required to follow a dismissal procedure or to justify the termination on real and serious grounds. Such trial period cannot exceed a certain duration, … Continue reading

An unsuccessful adaptation period cannot result in dismissal for poor performance

Legal background French employment law entitles employers to provide for a trial period in the employment contract during which the employer assesses the ability of the employee to perform his/her duties. In this context and during such period, if the employer determines that the employee is unable to perform his/her job, the employer is entitled … Continue reading

Probationary period: compliance with the notice period may give rise to a new employment contract

The legal background Under French employment law, the provision of a probationary period in an employment contract entitles the employer to terminate the contract without being required to follow a dismissal procedure or to justify the termination on real and serious grounds. However, the termination of an employment contract during a probationary period must be … Continue reading
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