In France, Non-pregnant Employees Can Benefit from the Protection Granted to Pregnant Employees

By | Global Workplace Insider | September 15, 2014

Under French employment law, pregnant employees enjoy particularly strong protection from dismissal — dismissal of pregnant employees is prohibited from the moment the employee is medically certified as being pregnant, except in the two following circumstances: gross misconduct on the part of the employee or impossibility to maintain the employment contract for a reason unrelated to the pregnancy or to the employee’s behavior.