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France - Substantive requirements for dismissals

Substantive requirements for dismissals (justified and prohibited grounds) - France - 2012    

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Obligation to provide reasons to the employee: Yes

Valid grounds (justified dismissal): any fair reasons

Prohibited grounds: marital status; pregnancy; maternity leave; temporary work injury or illness; race; colour; sex; sexual orientation; religion; political opinion; social origin; nationality/national origin; age; trade union membership and activities; disability; participation in a lawful strike; whistle blowing; gender identity; state of health; adoption leave; performing jury service; genetic information; ethnic origin  new 

Workers enjoying special protection: workers' representatives; pregnant women and/or women on maternity leave