Whistleblowers: On November 8, 2016, the French Parliament passed a law reinforcing the whistleblower’s status. The whistleblower cannot be discriminated against nor face unfavorable measures – particularly in terms of remuneration or career evolution – nor be excluded from a recruitment procedure, nor be disciplinarily sanctioned (including dismissal).
Class actions: Such discrimination or disabilities actions may be brought by a representative union or a declared association within at least 5 years from the incident. The law has attempted to solve the discrimination issue prior to going before the Tribunal. In cases where negotiations with the employer did not succeed, the class action can be brought before the “Tribunal de Grande Instance”. The Tribunal can order a financial strain to end the discriminatory situation, issue a specific performance.