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French employment law training

Who should attend

This course is relevant to international HR managers and directors with responsibility for employees in France. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the French market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


Based on the Napoleonic code and amended by statute ever since, French employment law is markedly different from the UK’s.

Led by a French employment lawyer with extensive experience and international, in particular UK, clients, this course will give you an insight into the challenges presented by French employment law. The course will help you find the flexibility in legislation that appears complex and rigid.



  • a few misconceptions
  • sources of employment law
  • tax and social security

Getting started

  • recruitment issues
  • contracts of employment
  • collective bargaining agreements
  • typical benefits

Termination of employment

  • dismissal on personal grounds (reasons, procedure, cost)
  • dismissal on economic grounds
  • sanctions
  • mutual termination agreement
  • claims and the employment court
  • settlement agreements

Working time

  • basic rules
  • overtime
  • managers

Working with employee representatives

  • ‘staff delegates’ or works council members or trade union reps or all three!
  • rights and power
  • how to conduct meetings

Day-to-day employee management

  • discipline
  • cultural differences
  • health and safety

Download the full French employment law training course programme.

French employment law training


Speaker details can be found in the PDF flyer.

Cost: £499

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

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09:30 - 16:30 (Local time)
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