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Misconduct of an employees’ representative in the course of his/her mandate could justify his/her disciplinary dismissal

The legal context Under French employment law, employees’ representatives such as staff delegates or members of the works council enjoy a specific protection. In particular, if an employer wishes to dismiss such an employee, it must comply with a specific procedure which requires, inter alia, obtaining authorization from the Labour inspector. In this context, the … Continue reading

Staff hostility is not an obstacle to the reinstatement of a protected employee

The legal background Under French employment law, employees’ representatives benefit from specific protection against dismissal. As a result, an employer contemplating the termination of the employment contract of such a protected employee must first obtain the prior authorization of the labor inspectorate. However, the employer is entitled to suspend the employee’s employment contract temporarily pending … Continue reading