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France - Severance pay and redundancy payment


Severance pay and redundancy payment - France - 2019    

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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Art. L 1234-9 LC : right to severance pay after a tenure of at least 8 months (instead of 1 year as was previously the rule) without interruption, except in case of serious misconduct.
    The calculation modalities are determined by art. R 1234-2 LC:
    The statutory minimum is 1/4 (instead of 1/5) of monthly wages per year of service.
    For employees with more than 10 years of service, 1/4 for the first 10 years and 1/3 for the following years. (the amount was modified only for the first 10 years of service).
    Ex:
    Tenure of 1 year: 1/4 x 1 = 0.25 month
    Tenure of 20 years: (1/4 x 10) + (1/3 x 10) = 5.83 months
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.16 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.83 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. Severance pay covers economic (individual and collective) dismissals (Art. L 1234-9 LC).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.16 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.83 month(s)