French labour law – Discriminatory dismissal: a legal Officer at Publicis obtained 162 000 euros before Paris Labour Tribunal


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This case is symptomatic.

An employee, legal officer (Groupe Publicis) had been dismissed, after 32 years of services, for retracting the internship offer made to a candidate!

The legal officer challenged its dismissal before the Labour Tribunal (conseil de prud’hommes).

On a decision of April 5th, 2018, the rights defender (Défenseur des droits) considered that Ms. X, legal representative, is discriminated because of her state of health and the company failed to protect her physical and mental health.
The rights defender (Défenseur des droits) presented its observations before the Labour Tribunal (conseil de prud’hommes). The rights Defender issues a ruling on discriminatory harassment suffered by the Publicis employee.

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In a judgment of July 27
th, 2018, the Labour Tribunal of Paris (Management Section - Section encadrement) condemned
Re:Source (Publicis Group) to pay her 162,000 euros for null and void dismissal, for damages for discrimination linked to state of Health, damages for violation of health security.

The decision is final.

Frédéric CHHUM, Avocats à la Cour (Paris et Nantes)
.Paris : 4 rue Bayard 75008 Paris - Tel: 01 42 56 03 00 ou 01 42 89 24 48
.Nantes : 41, Quai de la Fosse 44000 Nantes -  Tel: 02 28 44 26 44

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