France: Cour de cassation brings French law into line with European law as regards paid leave entitlements

France’s highest court has just corrected a legislative difference vis-à-vis European law where French employees’ entitlement to paid leave following 12 months of accident at work or non-occupational illness had, until now, been suspended.

Through Antoine Piel. Published on 14 September 2023 Ă  11h05 - Update on 14 September 2023 Ă  11h06

On 13 September France’s highest court (Cour de Cassation) published five rulings which, taken together, offer ‘employees’ rights to paid leave greater effectiveness.’ The appeals concern periods of non-occupational illness and periods of workplace accident related-inactivity extending beyond a year,…

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