i) Employees intending to cast an electronic ballot may forward their means of authentication via their business mailbox, provided each such employee has an individual access code for logging onto the PC assigned him (Cass. soc., 14 Dec. 2015, n° 15-16.491 F-D);
ii) Where the Collective Bargaining Agreement requires that prior to dismissal, a joint labour-management committee convene, the employer will not be deemed to have disregarded that duty, provided he can produce Minutes showing that no candidates stood for staff-delegate elections (procès-verbal de carence aux élections professionnelles) (Cass. soc. 10 Dec. 2015, n° 14-16.214 FS-PB);
iii) Where an employer, aware of the fact that a staff member whom he had dismissed was pregnant, offers to reinstate her only belatedly, she may refuse reinstatement and claim compensation corresponding to null and void dismissal (Cass. soc., 15 Dec. 2015, n° 14-10.522 FS-PB);
iv) Psychological distress suffered further to a colleague’s suicide has been acknowledged to be occupational in origin (Cour d’appel de Versailles, 18 Dec. 2015, n° 15/00357).