Employment May Amicably End When There Is Incapacity

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​French employers can terminate the employment of workers who can’t perform their job after a workplace accident by entering “amicable termination agreements,” according to a recent decision from the nation’s highest court.

These agreements allow employers to end a worker’s employment in exchange for paying the worker an agreed-upon severance. In France, such terminations are usually considered valid, except in the case of fraud by the employer or lack of consent by the employee.

Before the high court’s recent decision, case law—law formed in the French courts—held that employers and workers can agree on termination, even if a work accident didn’t lead to incapacity, or an inability to work.

But the high court—the French Court of…



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Credit to Lucille Gressier and Pierre-Alexis Quéré for the original post.

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