Coblence & Associés updates

New definition of 'redundancy'
Coblence & Associés
  • Employment & Benefits
  • France
  • January 03 2018

Since 2016 the government has modified the law on economic dismissal on several points. Under French labour law, any economic dismissal must be justified by actual and serious grounds. Among other recent changes, the introduction of the El Khomri Law has clarified the definition of 'economic motivation' to take into account the Court of Cassation's case law and added two new reasons to the list of economic grounds under the Labour Code.

New compensation rules applicable in case of unfair dismissal
Coblence & Associés
  • Employment & Benefits
  • France
  • October 25 2017

The new government has upheld its promise to reform French labour law and enacted five ministerial orders, one of which is dedicated to the so-called 'visibility and securing of working relationships'. In particular, a damages scale, which will be mandatory for the judge and parties, will be introduced to provide security and clarity regarding the consequences of potential litigation. This scale, through the predictability that it provides, is meant to remove uncertainty and allow the creation of jobs.

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