France’s strike laws – and how employers can respond
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Alexandra Stocki
Alexandra Stocki is a partner at Proskauer Rose

As France continues to witness widespread collective action, we explore legislation regulating strikes in the country.

The right to strike is enshrined in the constitution of 1946. An employer cannot sanction a striker or terminate their employment contract, except in very limited cases of wilful misconduct (faute lourde).