Selected case law – France / Second semester of 2019

January 21, 2020

This newsletter summarises four significant judicial decisions over recent months.

  1. The purpose of a probation period is for the employee’s skills to be assessed. Therefore an employee’s absence would extend the probation period, unless the collective bargaining agreement or the employment contract provide otherwise
  2. Incorrect allocation of executive status may lead to overtime payments
  3. The principle of secrecy of correspondence extends to the employee’s personal mailbox, even if he accesses it from his work computer
  4. Posting a photo on social networks can constitute an abuse of freedom of expression and justify dismissal for gross misconduct

Read in English: Selected case law - France / Second semester of 2019

Lire en français : Sélection de jurisprudence - France / Deuxième semestre 2019

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