1) Consequences of the employer’s decision to postpone the meeting prior to dismissal due to the sick leave of a protected employee during his period of provisional suspension: the postponement can only justify a delay in presenting the administrative authorization request to the Labour Inspector if said sickness made it impossible to hold the meeting prior to dismissal within the required deadline or if the postponement was requested by the employee himself (CE 29 juin 2016, n° 381766)
2) The fixed-rate indemnity due for violation of a protected status does not include the paid holiday indemnity (Cass. soc. 30 juin 2016, n° 15-12.984)
3) An employer’s failure to take action when alerted to an employee’s work conditions is a breach of the duty of safety. Therefore, he was ordered to pay the employee damages for the damage suffered (Cass. soc. 7 juillet 2016, n° 15-10.546)
4) The assistant administrative and financial director of a Group’s main holding company may be delegated the power to sign the dismissal letter of an employee of a different company of the group. In this particular case, the holding company held 95 % of the capital of a subsidiary, which, in turn, held 100 % of the capital of the employer company of the dismissed employee (Cass. soc. 12 juillet 2016, n° 14-22.386).