23 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 519 (1990-1991)
The French Law of Unjust Dismissals

handle is hein.journals/nyuilp23 and id is 531 raw text is: THE FRENCH LAW OF UNJUST DISMISSALS*
ROLAND VOIZE-VALAYRE**
I.  Introduction  ....................................  520
II. The Nature of French Dismissal Law ............ 523
A. History and Structural Function of the 1973
Statute  .....................................  524
1. Historical Background to the 1973
Statute ..................................  524
2. Functional Role of the Statute ........... 526
a. Interaction with Collective
Agreements, Work Councils, and
Unemployment Compensation ....... 526
b.  Coverage ............................  527
B. Preliminary Procedure ...................... 529
1. Service of Process .................. 530
2. Presence, Representation, and Assistance
at the Meeting  ..........................  531
3. Substance of the Meeting ............... 535
4. Notification of Dismissal ................ 538
5. Stating the Motives for Dismissal ........ 539
C. The Substantive Law ....................... 543
1. Genuine and Serious Cause: A Deductive
Approach  ...............................  545
2. Genuine and Serious Cause: An
Inductive Approach ..................... 547
a. Good Management of the Company.. 548
b. Damage to the Company ............ 550
c. Loss of Trust in the Employee ....... 554
3. The Results of Indeterminacy ........... 557
III. The Litigation Process .......................... 562
A. The Labor Courts .......................... 562
B. Rules of the Game ......................... 564
C. Playing the Game .......................... 567
1.  Jurisdiction  .............................  567
* The author wishes to give special thanks to Professor Samuel
Estreicher for his indispensible comments on several drafts of this Note.
** ReceivedJournal of International Law and Politics 1991 Award for
Best Student Note.
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