As a general principle, the occupational health physician is a major interlocutor of the employer regarding the employees’ health and safety. In particular, there exists a very specific procedure under which employees’ disability must be acknowledged by the occupational health physician in order to authorize an employer to begin a dismissal procedure.

However, such opinion

The law

Under French employment law, any mistake or error made by an employee in the context of his/her employment may theoretically justify his/her dismissal for disciplinary reasons or for professional incompetence. However, when dealing with the consequences of an employee’s illness on his/her work, employers must bear in mind a series of principles applicable