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France – Zero tolerance of alcohol in the workplace can be legal

When there is a high risk to employees or third parties, employers are entitled to prohibit the consumption of alcohol, including outside the workplace, for certain categories of workers, according to a recent judgement.  Ganzen Artikel lesen


France – The ‘Macron scale’ challenged in labour tribunals’ rulings

Some French employment tribunals have refused to implement the Macron government’s scale of awards for unfair dismissals. This article sets out the legal background and reasoning behind the dispute and probable next steps. Ganzen Artikel lesen


UK, France, Ukraine: Accidents In The Workplace

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This article provides an overview of the international occupational health and safety regulatory frameworks and the employer’s duties and potential penalties that exist in Ukraine, the UK and France. It was first published in International HR Adviser in January 2018. Ganzen Artikel lesen

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France: The labour law reform

Following his election, President Macron announced major reforms starting with a large-scale overhaul of labour law. So, what are the most important changes that will impact your day-to-day HR management? The main goals of this reform are to provide more security for work relationships, to give companies more flexibility, more power to negotiate working conditions directly with employees and to reduce their financial exposure in cases of wrongful dismissals.

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France: Major changes to whistleblowing laws

Until recently, there was no obligation to implement a whistleblowing policy in France. However, when such a policy was put in place very strict regulations applied. These included obtaining prior authorisation, which was only very reluctantly granted, from the French data protection agency (the “CNIL”). Law of 9 December 2016 on transparency, the fight against corruption and the modernisation of the economy (referred to as “Sapin II”) created general protection for whistleblowers. It also introduced the following new compliance obligations for companies. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Religion in the workplace: French perspective

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently issued two rulings, on 14 March 2017, regarding religion in the workplace, one a Belgian case, the other a French one. On 15 March 2017, we reported on the Belgian case in detail (see: European Court of Justice Rules for the first time on Discrimination Based on Belief). In what follows, we set out our reaction to the French case. Ganzen Artikel lesen


European court of justice rules on discrimination based on belief

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The ECJ has ruled on a Belgian case about whether an employer can justify having a neutral dress policy and on a French preliminary question on a similar theme. It confirms that a dress code aimed at neutrality can be used to justify discrimination based on belief. Ganzen Artikel lesen